Anglin, Donald L. Consultant, Automotive and Technical Writing, Charlottesville, Virginia.
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An internal combustion engine operating on a thermodynamic cycle in which the ratio of compression (Rv = 15±) of the air charge is sufficiently high to ignite the fuel subsequently injected into the combustion chamber. Compared to an engine operating on the Otto cycle, the diesel engine utilizes a wider variety of fuels with a higher thermal efficiency and consequent economic advantage under many service applications (Fig. 1). See also: Diesel cycle; Otto cycle
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