Dead Centre

Dead Centre

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In a reciprocating engine, the dead centre is the position of a piston in which it is farthest from, or nearest to, the crankshaft. The former is known as top dead centre while the latter is known as bottom dead centre. More generally, the dead centre is any position of a crank where the applied force is straight along its axis, meaning no turning force can be applied. Many sorts of machines are crank driven, including unicycles, bicycles, tricycles, various types of machine presses, gasoline engines, diesel engines, steam locomotives, and other steam engines. Crank-driven machines rely on the energy stored in a flywheel to overcome the dead centre, or are designed, in the case of multi-cylinder engines, so that dead centres can never exist on all cranks at the same time. A steam locomotive is an example of the latter, the connecting rods being arranged such that the dead centre for each cylinder occurs out of phase with the other one cylinders.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135677284
  • 9786135677287