Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Haines, Raymond G URN etd-07072010-020102 Title The possibility of increasing compression ratios by using water as an anti-detonant Degree Master of Science Department Mechanical Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Jones, J. B. Committee Member Norris, Earle Bertram Committee Member Keywords
- Internal combustion engines
Date of Defense 1936-05-05 Availability restricted AbstractConclusions
(1) Water 1s a knock suppressor.
(2) Water does not act as an anti-detonant by
slowing down the rate of flame propagation, but merely removes a portion of the heat of combustion.
(3) Increasing the compression ratio requires
a decrease in spark advance.
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