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air engine

n
1. (General Engineering) an engine that uses the expansion of heated air to drive a piston
2. (General Engineering) a small engine that uses compressed air to drive a piston
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There's a choice of a 1.2-litre 69hp petrol engine, with manual or automatic transmission, or Fiat's 0.9-litre 85hp petrol Twin Air engine with six-speed manual transmission.
Moreover, the compressed air engine is considered as a viscous-damping, that is, a relation proportional to the angular velocity of the wheel of the system multiplied by a constant, as given by
The inclusion of a regenerator differentiates the Stirling engine from other closed cycle hot air engine.
The new two-cylinder Twin/ Air engine, the latest development of the TwinAir uses a high-efficiency turbocharger; an exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head; a Start&Stop fuel-saving system and a new intake valve control system to provide an even more enticing combination of power and efficiency.
The aircraft has also witnessed mid- air engine failures, particularly in the last two years.
The system combines a gasoline engine with an air engine which is used at speeds under 70mph.
Creyx, Energetic Optimization of the Performances of a Hot Air Engine for Micro-CHP Systems Working with a Joule or an Ericsson Cycle, Elsevier, Paris, France, 2012.
Transportation could be the first market with a secured a grant from the Technology Strategy Board, the UK's innovation agency, to build and test a liquid air engine fitted in a commercial vehicle.
Utilizing more than three times the waveform memory of the previous generation, the AiR engine provides sensational dynamics, damper resonance and even compensates for the speed at which hammers strike strings at different velocities and key ranges.
The agreement covered two phases of activity encompassing the technology transfer and proof of the technical concept in the first phase, and in the second phase completing detailed development of the compressed air engine into specific vehicle and stationary applications.
Naturally, there are skeptics who say that the air engine is far less efficient than claimed.