A diesel–electric transmission, or diesel–electric powertrain is a transmission system for vehicles powered by diesel engines in road, Rail, and Marine transport.Diesel-electric transmission is based on Petrol-electric transmission, a very similar transmission system used for petrol engines.
A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine. Several types of diesel locomotives have been developed, differing mainly in the means by which mechanical power is conveyed to the driving wheels. Early internal combustion locomotives and railcars used kerosene and gasoline as their fuel.
A diesel-electric engine is a diesel generator, a diesel engine that drives an electric generator. The generator feeds electric power to an electric motor which turns a driveshaft. Its efficiency is higher than when an engine drives a shaft through gears. Most locomotives and many ships use diesel-electric drive.
Combined diesel-electric and gas (CODLAG) is a modification of the combined diesel and gas propulsion system for ships.A variant, called the combined diesel-electric or gas (CODLOG) system, contains the same basic elements but will not allow simultaneous use of the alternative drive sources.
They were built by the Newport Workshops to a design of the St. Louis Car Company, and powered by a 220 hp (160 kW) Winton Motor Carriage Company petrol engine, until those were replaced in the 1950s by twin diesel-electric engines, with a power output of 255 bhp (190 kW).
A diesel-electric engine burns diesel or biodiesel fuel. However, rather than use this energy directly to run gears, it charges the battery which more efficiently turns wheels. Some designs also store braking energy in the flywheel , which can also charge the battery.
A diesel generator is a diesel-electric system, a diesel engine that powers a electrical generator to produce electricity.Diesel generators are located at places where there is no electricity supply from the electrical grid or for emergency supply if there is problem with the normal electricity supply.
The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to the mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).
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The British Rail Class 21 was a type of Type 2 diesel-electric locomotive built by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow for British Railways in 1958-1960. They were numbered D6100-D6157.