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Just over years ago today in the inventory of the diesel engine, Rudolf Diesel, went missing. The man disappeared on the steamship Dresden as it traveled from Antwerp, Belgium to Harwick, England. About a week and a half later on October 10, a Belgian sailor spotted a floating body in the water while aboard a North Sea steamer.
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The diesel engine also known as a compression-ignition or CI enginenamed after Rudolf Dieselis an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to the mechanical compression adiabatic compression. This contrasts with spark-ignition engines such as a petrol engine gasoline engine or gas engine using a gaseous fuel as opposed to petrolwhich use a spark plug to ignite an air-fuel mixture. Diesel engines work by compressing only the air.
The history of the automobile is a long and winding road, and pinpointing exactly who invented the car is not a simple matter. But if you rewind the evolution of cars past GPS, past antilock brakes and automatic transmissions and even past the Model T, eventually you'll get to the Benz Motor Car No. Karl Benz patented the three-wheeled Motor Car, known as the "Motorwagen," in
The engine that bears his name set off a new chapter in the Industrial Revolutionbut German engineer Rudolf Diesel —who grew up in France, initially thought his invention would help small businesses and artisans, not industrialists. In truth, diesel engines are commonplace in vehicles of all types, especially those that have to pull heavy loads trucks or trains or do a lot of work, such as on a farm or in a power plant. For this one improvement to an engine, his impact on the world is clear today.
SinceCummins has turned challenges into opportunities, always looking for new solutions to power a more prosperous world. One of the first to realize the power of corporate branding, J. Irwin Miller began working with legendary graphic designer Paul Rand in the early s. In the following years, Rand developed a variety of designs, including the trademark C.
The green police bust down doors after finding batteries in the trash. They haul people from their homes for installing incandescent lightbulbs. But to the driver who approaches a road checkpoint in his Audi, the green police react very differently.