Supercharging of an internal combustion engine is the process of
Supercharging of an internal combustion engine is the process of _____
a. heating the fuel at sufficient temperature so that it can burn easily
b. making proper mixture of air and fuel according to load requirement
c. pressurizing the air supplied to an internal combustion engine
d. all of the above
Correct Answer: c. pressurizing the air supplied to an internal combustion engine
The output power of an internal combustion engine depends upon the amount of air utilized per unit time in the combustion process. Therefore, increasing the air consumption of an air in engine results in increasing the efficiency of an internal combustion engine. For this purpose, supercharging method is used.
The method of increasing the air capacity of an engine is called as supercharging and the device used to increase the density of air is called as supercharger. Supercharger is normally a blower or a compressor which increases pressure of density of air supplied to the engine. It gives more oxygen to engine to burn more fuel and do more work, hence increases the power.