regenerative engine

regenerative engine

[rē′jen·rəd·iv ′en·jən]
(aerospace engineering)
A jet or rocket engine that utilizes the heat of combustion to preheat air or fuel entering the combustion chamber.
Specifically, to a type of rocket engine in which one of the propellants is used to cool the engine by passing through a jacket prior to combustion.
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I let off the power, and the regenerative engine braking slowed it just as strongly and seamlessly.
The regenerative engines connected to the wheels make it possible to convert the energy created by the breaks to charge the batteries.""Another way of charging is to plug in the batteries while the bus is parked," he noted.
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