diesel cycle


diesel cycle
noun
Usage: sometimes capitalized D
: an ideal-engine cycle during which the working substance successively undergoes adiabatic compression, constant-pressure heating, adiabatic expansion, and constant-volume cooling — compare diesel engine, otto cycle

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Mach. a theoretical heat cycle for an engine in which combustion occurs at a constant pressure and cooling at a constant volume.

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diesel cycle or Diesel cycle,
a thermodynamic cycle of operations, performed in four strokes or two strokes by a diesel engine. It consists of intake of air, compression of air, injection and ignition of fuel accompanied by expansion of burned mixture, and exhaustion of combustion products.

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