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Diesel Engines for Power Generation

Learning objectives

  • Describe the theory behind the basic operation of a diesel engine
  • Identify the major components of the diesel engine and explain the function of each
  • Describe what happens during each of the following operating cycle events:
    • Intake
    • Compression
    • Injection
    • Combustion
    • Power
    • Exhaust
  • Identify the difference between a two-stroke and four-stroke diesel engine
  • Discuss the role of the diesel generator in our society

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and operation of a diesel engine. In addition, you will be able to explain the importance of the diesel generator.

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