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Transcript of Rudolf Diesel
Diesel was born in Paris, France in 1858 the second of three children of Elise and Theodor Diesel. His parents were Bavarian immigrants living in Paris. Rudolf Diesel spent his early childhood in France, but as a result of the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, his family (as were many other Germans) was forced to leave. They settled in London, England.
Who is Rudolf Diesel?
Why did he become an engineer?
He was trying to find a way to improve the internal combustion engine. In 1892 he invented the first compression ignition engine, which ran on a powder made of finely ground coal dust. It was new technology - mainly because it did not require a spark ignition coil nor any spark plugs - and he got a patent for it. From that time onwards it became known as the "Diesel Engine".
Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel(
March 18, 1858 – September 29, 1913
) was a German inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for the invention of the diesel engine.
How did he become an engineer?
At age 14, Rudolf wrote a letter to his parents stating that he wanted to become an engineer. After finishing his basic education at the top of his class in 1873, he enrolled at the newly founded Industrial School of Augsburg.
In the 1880s he worked as a refrigerator engineer in Munich, but returned to Paris to experiment with engines. In 1892 he won a patent for the diesel engine, but he continued to work on its development for years
when did Rudolf Diesel make an engine?
At Augsburg, on August 10, 1893, Rudolf Diesel's prime model, a single 10-foot iron cylinder with a flywheel at its base, ran on its own power for the first time. Rudolf Diesel spent two more years making improvements and in 1896 demonstrated another model with the theoretical efficiency of 75 percent, in contrast to the ten percent efficiency of the steam engine.
How did the diesel
The intake valve opens and fresh air is drawn into the cylinder.
as the piston rises the air is compressed causing the temperature to rise.
. near the top of compression the fuel is injected into the cylinder
4. as the fuel burns, the gas in the cylinder drives the piston as it expands
5. the exhaust gas is driven out
why was Rudolfs invention so important?
Although he endured a bumpy ride to the top, Rudolf Diesel’s engine eventually made him a millionaire.
The diesel engine has several advantages over gasoline engines, and its often found powering ships and trains, making it one of the driving factors behind the world’s trade networks.