Steam engine

Steam engine, Heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.

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A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid. The steam engine uses the force produced by steam pressure to push a piston back and forth inside a cylinder. This pushing force is transformed, by a connecting rod and flywheel, into rotational force for work. The term "steam engine" is generally applied only to reciprocating engines as just described, not to the steam turbine. Steam engines are external combustion engines, where the working fluid is separated from the combustion products.

Compound steam engine
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Compound steam engine ... compound steam engine unit is a type of steam engine where steam is expanded in two or more stages. A typical arrangement for a compound engine is that...

Marine steam engine
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Marine steam engine ... A marine steam engine is a steam engine that is used to power a ship or boat. This article deals mainly with marine steam engines of the reciprocating...

History of the steam engine
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History of the steam engine ... recorded rudimentary steam engine was the aeolipile described by Heron of Alexandria in 1st-century Roman Egypt. Several steam-powered devices were later...

Watt steam engine
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Watt steam engine ... The Watt steam engine, alternatively known as the Boulton and Watt steam engine, was an early steam engine and was one of the driving forces of the Industrial...

Reciprocating engine
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Reciprocating engine ... combustion engine, used extensively in motor vehicles; the steam engine, the mainstay of the Industrial Revolution; and the niche application Stirling engine. Internal...

Fireman (steam engine)
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Fireman (steam engine) ... powering a steam engine. Much of the job is hard physical labor, such as shoveling fuel, typically coal, into the boiler's firebox. On steam locomotives...

Corliss steam engine
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Corliss steam engine ... A Corliss steam engine (or Corliss engine) is a steam engine, fitted with rotary valves and with variable valve timing patented in 1849, invented by and...

Newcomen atmospheric engine
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Newcomen atmospheric engine ... atmospheric engine was invented by Thomas Newcomen in 1712, and is often referred to simply as a Newcomen engine. The engine was operated by condensing steam drawn...

Traction engine
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Traction engine ... A traction engine is a steam-powered tractor used to move heavy loads on roads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location. The name derives...

Steam car
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Steam car ... A steam car is a car (automobile) propelled by a steam engine. A steam engine is an external combustion engine (ECE) in which the fuel is combusted outside...

Stationary steam engine
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Engine
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Steam locomotive
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Engine efficiency
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Uniflow steam engine
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Firebox (steam engine)
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Steam donkey
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Aeolipile
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Oscillating cylinder steam engine
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