Thermodynamic Otto Cycle – Animation

Thermodynamic Otto Cycle – Animation

Otto Cycle

In this animation a plunger cylinder is loaded and discharged with mass, varying the force, volume and pressure. A gas nozzle provides thermal energy to the system, making the blast function in the internal combustion engines. The characteristic curve of Otto’s thermodynamic cycle is plotted on the PV (Pressure x Volume) diagram.

This thermodynamic cycle is present, for example in internal combustion engines that use fuel with a high calorific value and burn rapidly (explosion), raising the pressure within the cylinder while the volume remains constant. An automobile engine running on gasoline or alcohol works in this cycle.

Thermodynamic Otto Cycle

Eduardo Stefanelli

Engenheiro por profissão, professor por vocação