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Running Head: RECIPROCATING ENGINES 1
Reciprocating Engine Design and Construction
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RECIPROCATING ENGINES 2
Today, most of the small aircrafts are designed with reciprocating engines. The
incorporation of computer engine system has increased efficacy, reduced pollution and
reduced workload among pilots. Reciprocating engines involves internal engine combustion
that employs one or more pistons in a four-stroke cycle, that is; intake, compression, ignition,
and exhaust to change pressure into rotational motion. Over the years, reciprocating engines
have been developing after the Wright Brothers powered the first aircraft. In the First World
War, reciprocating engines were recognized amongst the population, which contributed to
significant improvement and development. Even though reciprocating engines have
encountered tremendous enhancements and development, it is challenging to establish the
leading cause of a failure when there is a crash due to insufficient evidence on what occurred.
Compared to the turbine fan whereby the blade can be identified and monitored, the piston in
the reciprocating engine can stop during rotation, and the potential cause of the failure cannot
be detected (Wilson, 2019).
As reciprocating engines operate, they convert the chemical energy to mechanical
energy. Reciprocating engines are classified in terms of cylinder arrangement or
crankshaft/cooling method. The significant reciprocating engine designs are spark ignition
and comprehension ignition. For over the years, the spark ignition reciprocating engine
served as a power plant. However, with the need to reduce costs, reliability, and simplify
design, comprehension ignition has been identified as an alternative. Anderson (2009)
further classifies reciprocating engines to four different types; radial, in-line, “V” type, and
the horizontally opposed. Radial Engines were mostly used in World War II but still are in
use today. These engines are comprised of cylinders organized in a row, or rows, in a
spherical shape around the crankcase. The power output of radial engines fluctuates from
100 to 3,800 horsepower. Radial engine fitted with a small crankcase that provides a better
power to weight ratio, which makes it reliable and durable. The cylinders have also been

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Running Head: RECIPROCATING ENGINES Reciprocating Engine Design and Construction Institutional affiliation Date 1 RECIPROCATING ENGINES 2 Today, most of the small aircrafts are designed with reciprocating engines. The incorporation of computer engine system has increased efficacy, reduced pollution and reduced workload among pilots. Reciprocating engines involves internal engine combustion that employs one or more pistons in a four-stroke cycle, that is; intake, compression, ignition, and exhaust to change pressure into rotational motion. Over the years, reciprocating engines have been developing after the Wright Brothers powered the first aircraft. In the First World War, reciprocating engines were recognized amongst the population, which contributed to significant improvement and development. Even though reciprocating engines have encountered tremendous enhancements and development, it is challenging to establish the leading cause of a failure when there is a crash due to insufficient evidence on what occurred. Compared to the turbine fan whereby the blade can be identified and monitored, the piston in the reciprocating engine can stop during rotation, and the potential cau ...
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