How Do Steam Engines Work?


The basics of how a steam engine works, is that heat source is used to convert water to steam. The steam is them forced through a valve into a cylinder, the force of which pushes a piston inside the cylinder.
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How Steam Engines Work
How Steam Engines Work
Steam engines were the first engine type to see widespread use. They were first invented by Thomas Newcomen in 1705, and James Watt (who we remember each time we... More »
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