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lyner

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What does "torque" mean in a engine?
« Reply #25 on: 16/08/2009 01:01:10 »
What I wrote was over simplified - I meant that the power available would be proportional to volume (v. obvious, really) in that it represents the amount of air / fuel that can be burned each cycle. However, the torque characteristic can be affected by piston area and allows higher torque at higher revs (which actually implies more power too??), possibly because of the possibility of bigger valves.
It's too complicated for generalisations I expect. But when has that got in the way of a good forum topic?
 

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What does "torque" mean in a engine?
« Reply #26 on: 16/08/2009 01:20:45 »
Yeah I know, I was just being pedantic  :)
 

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