How Rudolf Diesel Changed The World

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://www.bbc.com/news/business-38302874http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38302874

Nice article but it did have a few mistakes. The article below is a nice addition to the idea.

http://www.trucktrend.com/how-to/expert-advice/1007dp-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-diesel/

In practice, Diesel was not able to keep up with Carnot’s perfect thermodynamic theories, but they put him on the right track. Even though Diesel’s compromised engine only had a 13:1 compression ratio, it was enough to break him free of the fuel-limited ratios plaguing gasoline engines. He also accepted his engine would need water cooling. Another setback had to do with the high-pressure fuel injection system, which did not work as intended (it took 30 years before a system like this came into existence-in the interim diesels used air injection). By 1895, Diesel’s test engines were producing 25 percent thermal efficiency.

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