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The Problem of Detonation: The Influence of the Phenomenon on the Design and Development of Internal Combustion Engines

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 May 1938

Abstract

THERE is probably no one among those listening to me this evening who does not know, or who has not realised through personal experience, the importance of the problem of detonation in internal combustion engine technique. Indeed, since petrol engines have been working on the Beau do Rochas cycle, the phenomenon of “knocking” has been an obstacle—which has gradually been driven into the background, it is true, but which is really insurmountable—to the increase in compression which is recommended by thermodynamics and which experience has shown to produce an increase in output equal to, and even slightly in excess of, the calculated theoretical value.

Citation

Serruys, M. (1938), "The Problem of Detonation: The Influence of the Phenomenon on the Design and Development of Internal Combustion Engines", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 10 No. 5, pp. 143-151. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030312

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