Four-Stroke Internal-Combustion Engine

German inventor Nikolaus Septust Otto developed a four-stroke internal-combustion engine in 1876. His single-piston design, which used coal gas fuel, was publicly displayed at the 1878 Paris Exposition. Otto did not invent the four-stroke cycle, it was patented in 1862 by the French engineer, Alphonse-Eugene Beau de Rochas. built a practical engine based on the patent.

Date:
      1876, 1878
Name(s):
      Nikolaus Septust Otto
Occupation:
      inventor
Location:
      Germany

Additional Information:

  • Four-stroke engine - Wikipedia
    Daimler was a gunsmith who had worked on the Lenoir engine. By 1876, Otto and Langen succeeded in creating the first internal combustion engine that compressed the fuel mixture prior to combustion for far higher efficiency than any engine created to this time. ... It used a four-stroke engine based on Otto's design.
  • Internal combustion engine - Wikipedia
    Jump to History - In 1864, Nicolaus Otto patented the first atmospheric gas engine. In 1872, American George Brayton invented the first commercial liquid-fuelled internal combustion engine. In 1876, Nicolaus Otto, working with Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, patented the compressed charge, four-cycle engine.
  • History of the internal combustion engine - Wikipedia
    In 1872, American George Brayton invented the first commercial liquid-fueled internal combustion engine. In 1876, Nicolaus Otto, working with Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, patented the compressed charge, four-stroke cycle engine. In 1879, Karl Benz patented a reliable two-stroke gas engine.
  • Four Stroke Internal Combustion Engine
    The cylinder and combustion chamber are full of the low pressure fuel/air mixture and, as the piston begins to move to the right, the intake valve closes. Historical ...
  • Four-stroke cycle | engineering | Britannica
    internal-combustion engine: four-stroke cycleAn internal-combustion engine goes through four strokes: ... In history of technology: Internal-combustion engine.

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