DIESEL, Rudolf Christian Karl (Diesel Rudolf Christian Karl)( German inventor.)
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Biography DIESEL, Rudolf Christian Karl (Diesel Rudolf Christian Karl)
Born March 18, 1858 in Paris, in an artisan family from Augsburg. He studied at the Munich Higher Technical School. Reviewing the basic theory of heat engines, found it fascinating to increase the efficiency of the steam engine. For this, he believed, the burning of a combustible mixture should be carried out inside the cylinder, after raising the compression ratio. Diesel decided not to compress the fuel and air, and only towards the end of compression in the cylinder to inject liquid fuel under high pressure. All these considerations Diesel outlined in the theory and design of rational heat engine (Theorie und Konstruktion eines rationellen Warmemotors, 1893). At first he tried to create an engine of coal dust, but the success achieved only when used as a fuel is partially purified oil. In 1897 work on the engine have been completed. Engine efficiency was significantly higher than that of steam engines, in addition, there did not need ignition system. History of his invention Diesel outlined in the book Creating a diesel engine (Die Enstehung des Dieselmotors, 1913). The new engine will immediately found wide application. Diesel died on the way from Amsterdam to London September 29, 1913.