Propulsion Mechanism

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ABSTRACT The Project Report titled “The Propulsion Mechanisms” is a compilation of the propulsion techniques that are used by various known locomotive vehicles. The complete report consists of the type of engine and fuel required for the actual thrust for the vehicle to move. This report sees a variety ranging from ground to space vehicles. there is a small introduction given to the report that explains the basic aspect of propulsion and the mechanisms behind the achievement of thrust. The report begins from ground vehicles like cars(Single stroke engine, v4 engines, v8 engines, v12 engines)and trains(Diesel, Electric)and their development through the years. Continuing to air vehicles and their timeline of engines (Rotatory engine, Radial…show more content…
Lighter than air type aircrafts are guaranteed to fly as their net weight is lighter than the surrounding air. They generally don't need any specialised machinery to fly or manoeuvre. lighter than air type aircrafts cannot carry any load with it as it would alter its own weight and make it heavy. Now, here comes the concept of a heavier than air type aircraft. A heavier than air type aircraft like-Gliders, carriers, fighters , etc. These heavier than air type aircrafts require special machinery for their propulsion and…show more content…
Gas Turbine Engine. PEDALS The use of pedals in boats are even seen today. Earlier the small boats were rowed with the use of Pedals as an external unit but now they have integrated it inside the boat so that it can be propelled by foot. The pedal boat is basically a human powered water craft that used no conventional fuel. SAILS Over three centuries the navies across the european sub continent have used sailed ships for their exploration to the rest of the world. The sail ships have different variants depending upon the size and number of sails it has. A frigate class ship is medium in size and have 3 sails. Whereas a brigade class sail ship has 2 such main masts with sails. Propulsion with the help of sails generally consist of a sail hoisted on erect mast, supported by stays and controlled by lines generally made of ropes. Generally all sail ships work in the same principle of funnelling the wind using sails so that the required thrust can be maintained. RECIPROCATING STEAM
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