Differentiate, distinguish, compare and explain what is the main difference between otto cycle and diesel cycle.

Difference between Otto Cycle and Diesel Cycle

  • In Otto cycle both heat addition and rejection take place at constant volume. In Diesel cycle heat addition takes place at constant pressure while heat┬árejection takes place at constant volume.
  • Otto cycle has higher air standard efficiency while diesel has lower air standard efficiency.
  • In first, the efficiency depends only upon compression ratio while in second the efficiency depends upon compression ratio and cut-off ratio both.
  • In Otto, the efficiency does not depends upon the load. In diesel cycle, the efficiency depends upon load and increases as the load is decreased.

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