Internal Combustion Engine, a heat engine in which the fuel is burned ( that is, united with oxygen ) within the confining space of the engine itself. This burning process releases large amounts of energy, which are transformed into work through the mechanism of the engine. This type of engine different from the steam engine, which process with an external combustion engine that fuel burned apart from the engine. The principal types of internal
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combustion chamber with a well-controlled rotating air motion. This arrangement is illustrated (Fig.6) by the Texaco Combustion Process (TCP), patented in 1949.
2. A prechamber or two-chamber system. This is illustrated by Fig.7, which shows the general arrangement of the Honda Compound-vortex controlled-combustion (CVCC) system.
For both systems, very careful development has proved to be necessary to obtain complete combustion of the fuel under the wide range of speed and load conditions required of an automotive engine.