How do Rotary engines(Gnome engines) work ?

Rotary Gnome engines were widely used in aviation before & during WW I ! Besides aviation, Gnome engines were also used in some early motorcycles & aircrafts. So lets see what are & how do rotary engines(gnome engines) work ? If you are looking for pistonless rotary engine, click this…


How do radial engines work ?

An aircraft's propeller is powered by a radial engine

Nothing much to give introduction on Radial engines except that they were widely used during World War II. More efficiency & power were the greatest needs of that time. Having many advantages over the rotary engines used in World War I, radial engines proved to be great for aircrafts. Radial…


Types of Jet Propulsion Engines (animations)!

types of jet engines compared

The first jet engine successfully flew in August, 1939. Hans von Ohain of Germany was the designer of the first operational jet engine, though credit for the invention of the jet engine went to Great Britain’s Frank Whittle. Whittle, who registered a patent for the turbojet engine in 1930, received…


How does a Wankel engine work ?

No more boring introductions, lets get started & understand how does a Wankel engine work & what exactly it is ! History :- The first Wankel engine was developed by German engineer – Felix Wankel. Wankel received his first patent for the engine in 1929. However, the Wankel engine design…


How do Gas turbines/Jet propulsion engines work ?

Jet engines – Woah… very very powerful ! The power jet engines deliver is so high that an airplane weighing hundreds of tons lifts off the ground with such ease. How are they capable of producing so much of power/thrust ? So lets not waste our time & have a…


Differences, Advantages & Disadvantages of 4 stroke & 2 stroke engine

differences, advantages, disadvantages of 4 stroke and 2 stroke engine

Earlier in the Engines section we saw how 4 stroke & 2 stroke engines work ! We might like to give a thought on which is better one OR which has more advantages. So in this article we are going to discuss about the differences, advantages & disadvantages of 4 stroke…


How does a 2 stroke engine work ?

In my previous article, we learned how 4 stroke engines work ! This time we will learn about the second type of engine i.e 2 stroke engine. The 2 stroke engine is a type of Internal combustion engine where one power cycle is completed with two strokes of the piston…


How does a 4 stroke engine work ?

Working of 4 stroke engine with animation

ENGINES – the powerhouses, the hearts of vehicles which makes them alive… are finally here ? ! This is my first article in Engines section. We’ll come across more of them as we progress further. So we are gonna start with one of the most basic engines used in cars &…


How Rocket Engines cooling system work ?

Our heavenly Internal Combustion Engines used in cars & bikes can be cooled by air & water or coolant circulating around it. But what about rocket engines ? How rocket engines cooling system works ? The engines of rocket heat up upto 6000°C. At this temperature the metals would become…