What is the most common propulsion system in an automobile?

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asked Apr 5 in Other-Cars/Transportation by requestiguess (2,280 points)
What is the most common propulsion system in an automobile?

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answered Apr 5 by Vargass (7,020 points)
The most common propulsion system in an automobile is the engine that transfers energy to the transmission which then transfers energy and to the axles and drive shaft to propel the vehicle forward.

The most powerful form of propulsion are rocket engines that provide essentially the highest specific powers and high specific thrusts of any engine that is used for spacecraft propulsion.

Propulsion is also known as the generation of force by any combination of pushing or pulling to modify the translational motion of an object.

The simplest propulsion system is the cold gas thruster which is referred to as the simplest manifestation of a rocket engine because of the design that consists of only a fuel tank, a regulating valve, a little required plumbing and a propelling nozzle.

Propulsion is a force which pushes something forward such as a car is propelled when it moves forward or a rocket is propelled using propulsion into space.

Propulsion is the act of moving or pushing of an object forward and thrust is what provides the forward motion that is needed to sustain lift and counteract drag as well as used to accelerate, gain altitude and sometimes to maneuver.

The power of propulsion is to produce the thrust that is needed to push an object forward.

For example the thrust on airplanes is usually generated through an application of Newton's third law of action and reaction.

A gas or working fluid is accelerated by the engine and the reaction to the acceleration produces the force on the engine to propel the plane forward.

The propulsion system provides the required force/power to propel forward an aircraft/rocket or any other object moving in air or space.

The propelling force is the most important aspect in the design and operation of aircraft/spacecraft mission.

Propulsion is the generation of force by any combination of pushing or pulling to modify the translational motion of an object, that is typically a rigid body but may also concern a fluid.

The term propulsion is derived from two Latin words: pro, meaning before or forward; and pellere, meaning to drive.

Thrust provides the forward motion needed to sustain lift and counteract drag.

It is also used to accelerate, gain altitude, and sometimes to maneuver.

Propulsion is the act of moving or pushing an object forward.

A propulsion system consists of an engine of some kind that creates power and work and, hence, a force to propel the vehicle forward.

Air-breathing engines include reciprocating piston engines driving a propeller, turboprops, turbojets, and turbofans.

An electric propulsion system uses energy collected by either solar arrays (solar electric propulsion) or a nuclear reactor (nuclear electric propulsion) to generate thrust, eliminating many of the needs and limitations of storing propellants onboard.

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