From WOI Encyclopedia Italia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The MAN B&W 10K90MC-C two-stroke diesel engine, found on large container ships and developing 58,600BHP (43,100kW).

A Straight-10 engine is a straight engine with ten cylinders. A straight-10 is a very long engine, and therefore straight-10 engines are not common in automobiles.

Marine Use

Large ten-cylinder engines are common on large ships, such as container ships. The MAN B&W 10K90MC-C (pictured) is an example of such an engine, and it is capable of developing a maximum power output of 58,600BHP (43,100kW) at a speed of 104RPM. Like the vast majority of marine diesel engines, it is capable of running on diesel or heavy fuel oil, the latter of which is used most often.

Piston engine configurations
Straight Single, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14
V 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24
Flat 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, H
W 8, 9, 12, 16, 18
Other inline H, VR, Opposed, U (Square), X
Other Hemi, Radial, Rotary, Pistonless, Deltic, (Wankel)

Heat engines
Stroke cycles
Engine types
Gas turbinePistonJetRocket engineSteam engineStirling engineTschudiTwingle
Cylinder head portingD slideFour-strokeManifoldMultiPistonPoppetSleeve
Piston layouts
Single cylinderStraightOpposedFlatVWHDelticRadialRocket engine nozzleRotaryStelzerControlled CombustionBourke
Motion mechanisms
CamConnecting rodCoomber rotaryCrankCrank substituteCrankshaftLinkages (EvansPeaucellier-LipkinSector straight-lineWatt) • Double acting/differential cylinder
Thermodynamic cycle