Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The modem racing engine relies on the combustion of fuel and air to produce linear motion, which propels the racecar towards the finish line. The most common method for supplying the air and fuel mixture to the cylinders of the current racing engine is a carburetor and wet flow intake manifold. As the piston of an engine moves downward in the cylinder bore during the intake stroke air is pulled into the engine causing the pressure.in the venturi of the carburetor throat to drop below that of atmospheric as air flows through it (Lichty, 1967). When the air flows through the carburetor, the pressure at the jet is reduced below atmospheric thereby causing fuel to enter the air stream through the fuel jet. Once the stream of fuel enters the carburetor throat, it is tom into various size droplets.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Industrial Technology
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©2000 Matthew D. Bush
Bush, Matthew D., "Investigation Into the Flow Phenomenon of a Carbureted Engine" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 3920.