Engine Efficiency: Good or Bad?
By Sarah Carter
Automobile Cooling Systems
- Ever since the invention of the internal combustion engine, scientists and engineers have worked to increase its
- efficiency. As it stands now, the average internal combustion automobile engine only converts roughly 20% of its energy into useful motivational power. Most of the rest is expended through heat loss in various locations.
- The intent of this site is to examine whether engine inefficiency is a completely disadvantageous thing. Granted,
- it's expensive, wasteful, and causes more pollutants to be released into the atmosphere, but without this inherent heat production, Alaskans and other inhabitants of colder climates would be very unhappy indeed.