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rotary engine cycleclick to hear

Rotary engine: combustion engine in which the combustion chamber is divided by a rotor into three turning parts of unequal volume.
rotary engine cycle intake intake manifold power rotor exhaust compression exhaust manifold

intake click to hear

The air/fuel mixture enters the cylinder through the intake manifold; the rotor’s motion forces it into the next chamber.

intake manifold click to hear

Passages through which the air/fuel mixture enters the cylinder.

power click to hear

When the compression level is reached, the spark plugs produce sparks that ignite the air/fuel mixture.

rotor click to hear

Triangular piston turning eccentrically around an axle and transmitting a rotational motion directly to the crankshaft.

exhaust click to hear

In the passage before the exhaust manifold, the burned gases are expelled by the rotor.

compression click to hear

The rotor’s rotation reduces the volume in the chamber and compresses the mixture.

exhaust manifold click to hear

Pipe through which the burned gases are expelled from the cylinder.