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  Hempcar.org-Rudolf Diesel
Diesel originally thought that the diesel engine, (readily adaptable in size and utilizing locally available fuels) would enable independent craftsmen and artisans to endure the powered competition of large industries that then virtually monopolized the predominant power source-the oversized, expensive, fuel-wasting steam engine.
Diesel spent two more years at improvements and on the last day of 1896 demonstrated another model with the spectacular, if theoretical, mechanical efficiency of 75.6 percent, in contrast to the then-prevailing efficiency of the steam engine of 10 percent or less.
Diesel died under mysterious circumstances in 1913, vanishing during an overnight crossing of the English Channel on the mail steamer Dresden from Antwerp to Harwich.
www.hempcar.org /diesel.shtml   (700 words)

  
 Rudolf Diesel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rudolf Diesel developed the idea of the compression ignition engine during the last decade of the 19th century, receiving a patent for the device on February 23, 1892 and building a functional prototype in early 1897 while working at the Maschinenfabrik Augsburg (from 1906 on MAN) plant at Augsburg.
Diesel's family, however, believes that he was thrown off the ship, and his invention ideas were stolen.
After his death, these ideas died with him, and the Diesel engine was engineered to only run on petroleum due to the rapid development of the fossil oil industry, which produced a cheaper diesel.
www.grandpapencil.com /projects/concepts/diesel.htm   (359 words)

  
 Diesel
Diesel is generally simpler to refine than gasoline and often costs less (though price fluctuations often mean that the inverse is true).
Diesel is used in diesel engines (cars, boats, motorbikes...), a type of internal combustion engine.
Packard diesel motors were used in aircraft as early as 1927, and Charles Lindberg flew Stinson SM1B with a Packard Diesel in 1928.
www.knowledgefun.com /book/d/di/diesel.html   (534 words)

  
 Rudolf Diesel...SciPeeps.com
Rudolf Diesel (March 18, 1858 - September 30, 1913) was a German inventor, famous for the invention of the Diesel engine.
Rudolf Diesel developed the idea of the compression ignition engine during the last decade of the 19th century, receiving a patent for the device on February 23, 1893 and building a functional prototype in early 1897 while working at the MAN plant at Augsburg.
Another explanation of Diesel's death is that it was not an assassination, but that he committed suicide as it turned out later that he was actually broke.
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 RUDOLF DIESEL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rudolf Diesel was born in Paris, France, in 1858.
Rudolf's original idea was to enable independent metal shops to compete with large industries.On August 10, 1893, Rudolf ran his single 10-foot iron cylender that had a flywheel at it's base.This was the first time a engine had ever run under its own power.
Diesel originally wanted the diesel engine as a general motor, so it could be changed in size and cost and it would also utilize a number of fuels.
schoolweb.missouri.edu /ashland.k12.mo.us/0405/94   (1023 words)

  
 Inventor of the Week
Rudolf Diesel, born March 18, 1858 in Paris, created the pressure-ignited heat engine known commonly as the diesel engine.
Diesel worked on an idea for an efficient thermal engine in his free time, completing a design by 1892 for which he received a patent a year later.
As a result the diesel engine would be smaller and lighter than the traditional engine used in most road vehicles and would not require the use of an additional fuel source for the ignition.
web.mit.edu /invent/iow/diesel.html   (413 words)

  
 No. 1435: Rudolf Diesel
Diesel saw himself as a scientific genius and the James Watt of the late nineteenth century.
Diesel saw his own development work as a continuation of the inventive process (as it surely was).
Diesel was badly troubled by criticisms of his role in creating the engine, and, in 1913, he vanished from a boat to England.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi1435.htm   (571 words)

  
 EIA Energy Kids Page - Diesel Fuel
Diesel can only be used in a diesel engine, a type of internal combustion engine used in many cars, boats, trucks, trains, buses, and farm and construction vehicles.
Rudolf Diesel originally designed the diesel engine to use coal dust as fuel, then experimented with vegetable oil (biodiesel) before the petroleum industry came out with the product now known as diesel fuel.
Diesel also powers the movement of America's freight in trucks, trains, boats and barges; 94 percent of our goods are shipped using diesel-powered vehicles.
www.eia.doe.gov /kids/energyfacts/sources/non-renewable/diesel.html   (606 words)

  
 Boulder Biodiesel - Biodiesel Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rudolph Diesel was born in Paris on March 18, 1858, the son of Prussian immigrants.
Vegetable oils were used as fuel for the diesel engine until the 1920's, when diesel engine manufacturers modified the injection system of the engine to handle the lower viscosity of fossil fuels, which were widely available and low in cost.
His untimely death made it possible for the German submarine fleet to be powered solely by the diesel engine and soon after inflict heavy damage upon Allied shipping in World War I. Today, people are paying homage to the legacy and vision of Rudolph Diesel by returning to the roots of the diesel engine.
www.boulderbiodiesel.com /tim/Rudolph/index.jsp   (661 words)

  
 Biodiesel.org - Members   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Diesel started his education in Paris and spent most of his time in the museum of arts and crafts.
Diesel attacked the problem of the compression-ignition engine not as a new concept but as a refinement of the petrol engine inventd by Nikolaus Otto in 1876.
Diesel revised his original model and on February 17, 1894 the new engine ran for over a minute.
www.biodiesel.org /biodiesel_day/bio.shtm   (489 words)

  
 Rudolf Diesel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rudolf Diesel developed the idea of an engine that relied on a high compression of the fuel to ignite it, eliminating the spark plug used in the Nikolaus Otto internal combustion engine.
Diesel was embroiled for some years in various patent disputes and arguments over priority, but in the end he prevailed, and his invention came to be called the diesel engine.
Diesel's body was found in the Scheldt river on October 18.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rudolf_Diesel   (890 words)

  
 Rudolf Diesel
Rudolf Diesel 1858 - 1913 with his engine patent.
Rudolf Diesel’s first engine ran on peanut oil at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900 much to the astonishment of scientists and engineers.
And so that's how dirty, stinking, polluting diesel fuel became the fuel for the Diesel engine and vegetable oil as greener cleaner less toxic fuel supply was forgotten.
www.dieselveg.com /rudolf_diesel.htm   (175 words)

  
 Invent Now | Hall of Fame | Search | Inventor Profile
Though best known for his invention of the pressure-ignited heat engine that bears his name, the French-born Rudolf Diesel was also an eminent thermal engineer, a connoisseur of the arts, a linguist, and a social theorist.
Diesel's inventions have three points in common: They relate to heat transference by natural physical processes or laws; they involve markedly creative mechanical design; and they were initially motivated by the inventor's concept of sociological needs.
Diesel originally conceived the diesel engine as a facility, readily adaptable in size and costs and utilizing locally available fuels, to enable independent craftsmen and artisans better to endure the powered competition of large industries that then virtually monopolized the predominant power source-the oversized, expensive, fuel-wasting steam engine.
www.invent.org /hall_of_fame/42.html   (280 words)

  
 Rudolf Diesel Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
The German mechanical engineer Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913) is remembered for the compression-ignition internal combustion engine which bears his name.
Rudolf Diesel was born March 18, 1858, in Paris.
Diesel's design was sufficiently advanced for him to patent it in 1892, and he described it in the paper "The Theory and Design of a Rational Heat Engine" (1893).
www.bookrags.com /biography/rudolf-diesel   (510 words)

  
 Diesel, Rudolph (1858–1913) | Encyclopedia of Energy
Diesel was then hired by the Linde Refrigeration Company in Paris and soon went to work directly for Linde, traveling regularly to consult with clients.
Diesel received a patent for his engine design in 1893, the same year he published a book on the subject, Theorie und Kunstruktion eines rationellen Waärmemotors (Theory and Construction of a Rational Heat Engine), which was translated into English in 1894.
Diesel engines—heavier and more expensive to build per horsepower than gasoline engines, but much more durable and cheaper to operate—made rapid inroads in shipping in the 1920s, heavy-duty trucking and construction equipment in the 1930s, railroads in the 1950s, and began to gain ground in passenger automobiles following the energy crises of the 1970s.
www.bookrags.com /research/diesel-rudolph-18581913-mee-01   (1169 words)

  
 Ockham's Razor:26 March  2006  - The Life and Grimes of Rudolf Diesel
Diesel was born into the early Industrial Revolution, in 1858.
With the Diesel’s fuel economy in mind, companies like Daimler-Benz and MAN (the big new Augsburg Machine Works, to this day one of the big names in the business) ramped up their efforts to come up with a smaller, lighter engine for road use.
Diesel would turn in his watery grave if he saw how far these engines have veered from his purist ideals.
www.abc.net.au /rn/science/ockham/stories/s1599132.htm   (2119 words)

  
 European Automotive Hall of Fame
Diesel had been born in Paris, son of a leather merchant, but he studied at Munich Polytechnic where he was a sort of renaissance man. Arts, linguistics and social theories then in development all held him in a spell.
The self-igniting engine was a sensation of the outgoing century, though Rudolf Diesel's dream of enabling the small craftsmen to withstand the power of big industry did not ripen.
In 1908 Diesel and the Swiss mechanical firm of Saurer created a faster-running engine that turned at 800 rpm, but the automotive industry was slower to adopt Diesel's engine.
www.autonews.com /files/euroauto/inductees/diesel.htm   (472 words)

  
 The diesel engine
Diesel was pursued from now on by the thought to build such an engine.
Rudolf Diesel was pursued by patent quarrels, and scruplesless businessmen succeeded in acquiring rights for diesel's engine, so that he finally couldn't develop on his own engine any more.
About ten years after Diesel's dead, engineers succeeded in developing a pump which was able to inject heavy liquid fuel into highly compressed air directly.
library.thinkquest.org /C006011/english/sites/diesel.php3?v=2   (794 words)

  
 Stuffo "How Diesel Engines Work"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rudolf Diesel developed the idea for the diesel engine and obtained the German patent for it in 1892.
The injector on a diesel engine is its most complex component and has been the subject of a great deal of experimentation -- in any particular engine it may be located in a variety of places.
When a diesel engine is cold, the compression process may not raise the air to a high enough temperature to ignite the fuel.
www.stuffo.com /diesel3.htm   (989 words)

  
 Technology Guide: Paper Abstracts
The diesel engine, invented in the late 19th century by Dr. Rudolf Diesel, is the most energy efficient powerplant among all type of internal combustion engines known today.
The regeneration of diesel filters is characterized by a dynamic equilibrium between the soot being captured and the soot being oxidized in the filter.
Diesel filter materials should be characterized by high filtration efficiencies, high maximum operating temperatures, low thermal expansion, resistance to thermal stress, and chemical resistance to metal oxides (ash) present in diesel particulates.
www.dieselnet.com /tginfo/abstracts.html   (5566 words)

  
 Diesel Facts
Rudolf Diesel, a young German engineer, designed and patented the first compression ignition engine in 1897.
In a diesel engine, the diesel fuel is mixed with air when the fuel is injected into the cylinder.
When a diesel engine is hard to start, it wears on the charging system, wears on the batteries, the starter, and can even damage the fuel injection pump.
www.dsnc.biz /diesel_facts.html   (995 words)

  
 Technical Information
In 1892 Rudolf Diesel was issued a patent for a proposed engine that air would be compressed so much that the temperature would far exceed the ignition temperature of the fuel.
Baron von Krupp and Machinenfabrik Augsburg Nurnberg Company in Germany backed Rudolf Diesel financially as well as providing engineers to work with him on the development of an engine that would burn coal dust, because there were mountains of useless coal dust piled up in the Ruhr valley.
This engine exploded and further developments of using coal dust as a fuel failed, however a compression ignition engine that used oil as fuel was successful and a number of manufacturers were licensed to build similar engines.
www.dieselpage.com /tipshis.htm   (341 words)

  
 Rudolf Diesel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Diesel insisted that they be run this way, which delayed their development.
His family was never willing to accept the idea that it was suicide, but most historians seem to agree that he was despondent and suffering from a form of depression.
Diesel had had some sort of mental breakdown about 12-14 years earlier, when he was working madly to develop his engine.
world.std.com /~jlr/doom/diesel.htm   (323 words)

  
 Rudolf Diesel - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rudolf Diesel - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Diesel, Rudolf Christian Karl, full name Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (1858-1913), German engineer, who invented the diesel engine.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame is a U.S. organization founded in 1973 to honor successful inventors.
encarta.msn.com /Rudolf_Diesel.html   (95 words)

  
 No. 64: Diesel
The seeds of the dispute, Bryant argues, were sown in Diesel's view of invention -- the usual view that a device is first invented, then developed, and finally improved.
After 1897 Diesel figured he was done with his invention, and he turned to promoting it.
Diesel saw his own development as a continuation of the inventive process -- and it most surely was that.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi64.htm   (530 words)

  
 MAN Marine Diesel Engines
The diesel engine has become a major source of power on the world's roads and seas and in its factories and power plants.
The diesel engines produced by MAN since the turn of the century have provided the world's motor vehicles, ships and power plants with more than 600 million horsepower (440 million kW).
We are the MAN diesel engine distributors for the Southern and Eastern United States.
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 Biodiesel
After R. Diesel death the petroleum industry was rapidly developing and produced a cheap by-product "diesel fuel" powering a modified "diesel-engine".
Modern diesels are now designed to run on a less viscous fuel than vegetable oil but, in times of fuel shortages, cars and trucks were successfully run on preheated peanut oil and animal fat.
It reduces the emission of harmful pollutants (mainly particulates) from diesel engines (80% less CO emissions, 100% less sulfur dioxide) but emissions of nitrogen oxides (precursor of ozone) are increased.
www.cyberlipid.org /glycer/biodiesel.htm   (1303 words)

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