Diesel Engine Fundamentals
The important information in this chapter is summarized below.
Diesel Engines Summary
The compression ratio is the volume of the cylinder with piston at
TDC divided by the volume of the cylinder with piston at BDC.
Bore is the diameter of the cylinder.
Stroke is the distance the piston travels from TDC to BDC, and is
determined by the eccentricity of the crankshaft.
The combustion chamber is the volume of space where the fuel air mixture
is burned in an engine. This is in the cylinder of the engine.
The following components were discussed and identified on a drawing.
Piston and rod
Intake ports or valve(s)
Exhaust ports or valve(s)