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  • The Layout Engine or Web Browser Engine

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    Introduction A Layout Engine is known by many names like a Rendering Engine or a Web Browser Engine. It is a software component that reads the marked up content along with its formatting information. Based on this, it displays the content (formatted) on the screen. The marked up content includes the HTML files, XML files, image files among others and the formatting information is given by the CSS files. So, it is safe to say that the web engine paints the content area that is to be displayed

  • The Steam Engine

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    the steam engine. This machine served as the main driver of the Industrial Revolution. I hereby speak in favor of the notion that this invention, the steam engine, is the most important creation in the history of man. Natural power had been harnessed since the dawn of time to perform extraneous duties. Examples of these are the natural elements, human, and animal power. As proven, these factors are known to be unreliable. Over time, the need for an instrument, such as the steam engine, to perform

  • The Wankel Engine: A Comparison Engine

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    The Wankel Engine The Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine that is different than any other design. Even though it is much less common than the everyday gasoline engine, it is a much more practical design. It has proven to achieve higher horse power ratings while also having better efficiency than other gasoline engines of similar displacement. The Wankel Engine’s efficiency comes from the design where instead of having multiple pistons doing one of the four strokes of a four stroke

  • Jet Engines

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    Basics A jet engine can be divided into several distinct sections: intake, compressor, diffuser, combustion chamber, turbine, and exhaust. These sections are much like the different cycles in a four-stroke reciprocating engine: intake, compression, power and exhaust. In a four-stroke engine a fuel/air mixture is is brought into the engine (intake), compressed (compression), and finally ignited and pushed out the exhaust (power and exhaust). In it's most basic form, a jet engine works in much

  • The Jet Engine

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    The jet engine is a great mechanical piece of engineering. It has been used in almost all aircraft since its invention. This one improvement in aircraft allowed aircraft to fly higher, faster, and more efficient. The turbocharged engine invented by GE was the main building block for other engines. Since its invention, the jet engine has been the workhorse for all jet powered aircraft. General Electric was one of the first companies to build a turbocharged jet engine. GE hired Alexander Moss in 1918

  • The Steam Engine

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    ago. The steam engine is a mechanism that executes motorized exertions by means of heat as its operating fluids. In common procedure, steam engines are the incorporated steam deposits like the transportable engines and railway steam engines, or could denote a mechanism single-handedly, as in stationary and beam steam engines [Benford, et. al, 2005]. Particular mechanisms like steam pile drivers and hammers are reliant on steams provided by disconnected boilers. The steam engine is a peripheral

  • Steam Engine

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    An engines horsepower, in its most condensed definition, refers to the amount of horses it would take to perform the same function. At mankind’s present level of dependence on technology such a concept seems absurd, but at the beginning of the 17th century the literal equation of horsepower was used daily, especially in industry. With wind or water as the only alternative power sources, the use of load bearing beasts was inevitable. Wind is inconsistent and unreliable, whereas water was only plausible

  • Sterling Engines

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    The Sterling heat engine was invented by Robert Stirling in 1816. He was a reverend in the Scotland who built heat engines in his home workshop. His Heat Economiser was patented in 1816. The engine incorporates ideas of reduced fuel consumption compared with the current steam engines. Further development to the engine happened when his younger brother suggested using pressurized gas as the working fluid. Additional patents in 1827 and 1840 were for improvement to the design. A closed cycle

  • Steam Engines

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    The Steam Engine The steam engine provided a landmark in the industrial development of Europe. The first modern steam engine was built by an engineer, Thomas Newcomen, in 1705 to improve the pumping equipment used to eliminate seepage in tin and copper mines. Newcomen's idea was to put a vertical piston and cylinder at the end of a pump handle. He put steam in the cylinder and then condensed it with a spray of cold water; the vacuum created allowed atmospheric pressure to push the piston down. In

  • The Ic Engine: The History Of IC Engines

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    following the first revolutionary invention from Wright brothers, airplanes used IC engines to turn propeller to generate thrust. Today, even after innovation of gas turbine engines, most general aviation or private airplanes are still powered by propellers and internal combustion engines, much like normal automobile engines. Nowadays, the most predominant engine in small range aviation format is the air-cooled piston engine which is horizontally opposed with four, six and sometimes with eight cylinders

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