This category is for two-cycle internal combustion engines, not four-cycle engines. Two-cycle engines mostly use reciprocating piston layouts, but rotary types have been designed, built, and run. All two- and four-cycle engines can use Otto or Diesel cycles, and the four stages of operation and combustion (compression, ignition, expansion, exhaust) occur sequentially in time, in a common spatial area and part of the engine, a combustion chamber, usually via a piston. But in two-cycle engines, these stages occur in two cycles, not four: 1) a combined compression/ignition cycle, and then, 2) a combined expansion/exhaust cycle.
Bourke Engine Project
Homebuilt Bourke engine generator project. Includes project information, CAD drawings, animation of the mechanism, videos, test results and insights.
How Two-stroke Engines Work
Illustrated tutorial describing the 2-stroke engine technology. Includes technical background, animations and applications. [HowStuffWorks]
Micro Car Project
Documents student engineering project on the study of 2-stroke engine and changes in its design for micro-car. Addresses various aspects of its design, insights, solutions and applications.
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