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Excerpt from Working Details of a Gas Engine Test Including a Method of Determining the Temperatures of Exhaust GasesThe work embodied in the following pages is but a small beginning toward the development of an investigation of some importance toMoreExcerpt from Working Details of a Gas Engine Test Including a Method of Determining the Temperatures of Exhaust GasesThe work embodied in the following pages is but a small beginning toward the development of an investigation of some importance to the engineering and commercial world - the standardization of methods of comparison of gas engines.With the heterogeneous collection of gas and oil engines thrown upon the market to-day, some method of standardization is very essential, but the problem is one of too great magnitude to be completed in the brief period of one college year, and it is the hope of the writer that some one may take up the work where it has been dropped.The general scheme, as roughly outlined, is1. The history and development of the explosive engine.2. The gas engine of to-day, and a comparison of existing engines, resulting in a classification into types and a study of these, including:(a) A complete bibliography of the subject, together with a list of patents granted, both in this country and abroad.3. An investigation of the physical and mathematical problems involved, both quantitative and qualitative.4. A complete and detailed method of testing explosive engines, leading to(a) A criticism of points of design and construction and suggested improvements, based upon information obtained through 2 and 3.5. General conclusions derived from the tests and observation, coupled with a comparison of the explosive engine with certain types of non-explosive engines.The historical section has been fairly well developed by previous investigators. It is seen at once that sections 2, 3 and 4 are to a certain extent interdependent and that a thorough investigation of one involves certain information obtained from the others.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.