Formula racecar designed & built by students of Bangalore !

Designing a car & making it is not as easy as sitting & watching a movie on a couch. Making a car doesn’t just mean to join the parts we bought; it needs to have deep knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, dynamics & must also be able to do calculations…

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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…

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The Top 10 Biggest Machines in the World !

LHC - biggest machines out of top 10

We Humans, being a couple of feet high, weighing barely a quintal are capable of making & building things million times bigger & heavier than us & we have proved it. Hats off to those engineers who have built them ! So lets have a look at the top 10…

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How do Gas turbines/Jet propulsion engines work ?

Rotary/gnome engines were used to power aircrafts during WW-I & radial engines during WW-II. Then came the era of jet engines which completely revolutionized the aviation technology ! Jet engines were very much efficient & powerful than those used during World wars ! The power jet engines deliver is so…

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Crawler – The Rocket Transporter !

Crawler transporting Discovery spacecraft to launchpad.

Human being started using animals to carry load when it exceeded his carrying capacity. Then he started building machines to carry even more load & to transport faster. Today huge trucks carry massive amounts of load & the best example is the biggest truck in the world – The BelAZ…

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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…

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How does a hovercraft work ?

Human started with just wheels for travelling & transportation purposes at first. Then came bikes, cars & trains which could be driven on land. The next difficulty was to overcome the vast oceans & seas which led to invention of ships. Engineers are still finding ways to make today’s vehicles…

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How & why does a whip make a cracking sound ?

The carriage drivers whipcrack (We will get to this term soon) the whip . So we thought that the whip must be hitting the animal or perhaps must be hitting itself & that might be the reason why we are able to hear the loud sound ! But aa-aa, that’s…

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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…

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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 &…

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