air-intake


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air-intake

n
1. (Aeronautics)
a. an opening in an aircraft through which air is drawn, esp for the engines
b. the amount of air drawn in
2. (Automotive Engineering) the part of a carburettor or similar device through which air enters an internal-combustion engine
3. (Mechanical Engineering) any opening, etc, through which air enters, esp for combustion or cooling purposes
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Noun1.air-intake - a duct that admits air to be mixed with fuelair-intake - a duct that admits air to be mixed with fuel
carburetor, carburettor - mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion
duct - an enclosed conduit for a fluid
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Auto Business News-June 7, 2016--Chevrolet to equip 2017 Silverado 2500HD with functional bonnet scoop and new air-intake system
Once fitted, the V series valve is simply set-up and adjusted in-situ via a trip adjuster screw and does not require removal of the air-intake hose, thereby ensuring straightforward and fast commissioning.
Twin air-intake ducts are widely used in aircrafts for the purpose of providing pressurized air to the air compressor of an aeroengine (i.e., gas turbine engine used in aircraft) in order to achieve sufficient thrust to accomplish necessary maneuvers.
Glass-reinforced PP with proprietary heat-stabilization enhancement has emerged as a competitor for nylon in air-intake manifolds of two Volkswagen car engines: a three-cylinder gasoline engine in Brazil and Europe and a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine produced in China.
Volkswagen and Rochling Automotive (roechling.com) have developed an air-intake manifold with an integrated liquid charged air cooler for VW TSI engines that is said to be 40% smaller than comparable components for turbocharged engines and that has 20% fewer parts, as well as less mass.
SFT consumption in automotive applications such as air-intake manifolds, engine covers, and connectors are forecast to grow at more than 3% CAGR during the same period.
The properties of this material are said to make it suitable for use in applications that require occasional contact with automotive fuels or long-term contact with most automotive oils, like connector gaskets and parts in air-intake systems.
However, the researchers found substantial volumes of air trapped in 25 patients' lungs, in effect reducing the patients' air-intake volumes.
* To avoid cutting or construction, the fan and filter should be the same size, and the fan should have a flat air-intake grate with no obstructions, allowing the filter to fit on it snugly.
* Daily checks on air-intake to recirculation ratios.
It is reportedly the only system with a single large (60-mm) air-intake pipe and exhaust pipe instead of multiple smaller (10-mm) pipes.