Internal Combustion Engines
Open cyclesoperating with
internal combustionare the most common type of
gas power cycle.
internal combustion engine, the fuel is burned within the system to release the heat to operate the cycle.
Types of Gas Power Cycles:
Internal Combusion (IC)
External Combustion (EC)
open cycle, the
working fluidis drawn in, compressed, heated and then expanded just one time and then it leaves the system.
Gasoline and diesel reciprocating engines power cars, trucks and most ships.
Gas turbinespower many warships as well as jet aircraft.
Gas turbinesare also commonly used in natural gas-fired electric power generation plants.
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