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CHAPTER 4 Practical Engine Cycles and Timing

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Chapter 4, Pages 59-74 (doi:10.13031/2013.24139) in Chapter 4 in Engine and Tractor Power, 4th edition. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE. . Copyright 2015 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors:   Carroll E. Goering and Alan C. Hansen
Keywords:   Four-Stroke-Cycle Engines, Two-Stroke-Cycle Engines

Several types of engines could be devised to carry out the theoretical cycles described in Chapter 2. The most common arrangement includes one or more cylindrical combustion chambers in which pistons move with reciprocating motion. The cycles can be carried out in either two or four strokes of a piston. Thus, both two-stroke-cycle and four-stroke-cycle engines have been developed.

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