internal combustion engine was invnented by Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir (Belgian Born).
Lenoir made the first internal combustion engine that provides a reliable and continuous
source of power, which was the gas engine using coal gas, in 1860, in France.
The creation of the rocket made by the Chinese
people is considered to be the simplest kind of internal combustion engine. Also previous
pioneers who also worked on the internal combustion engine but failed, also helped in the
development of the internal combustion engine.
The first practical internal combustion engine based
heavily on experience from the production of steam engines. The engine had a horizontal
cylinder; slide valves were used to draw in the fuel-air mixture; and it was double
acting, the mixture being fed into the cylinder alternately at either end of the piston.
Once it is in the cylinder the mixture was ignited by electric sparks generated at spark
plugs by a coil and a battery. This ignition system, a primitive ancestor of modern
electric ignition, was unreliable.
Because the first internal combustion engine was unreliable, many
later pioneers made improvements of the first internal combustion engine. As a result many
new engines were made. Such engines were the two and four stroke engine and the petrol
engine. Siegfried Marcus in Austria in 1864 was able to create an engine that uses petrol
as a fuel. The first internal combustion engine is the basic form for modern car engines.
The invention of the internal combustion engine made some of
mans most cherished dreams become reality: the aircraft, the motor car, the
submarine, the tank and many other inventions before they could be born in there practical
form. Nowadays the internal combustion engine is for effective and economical than ever,
with reduced gas emissions and lower fuel consumption.