what is a piston that uses in converting thermal energy into mech. energy can some one give me a brief of it?
with a website that help me to do that conversion
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
basically thermal energy (like an explosion) causes an expansion. this explosion takes place within the piston. The piston, which is a sealed chamber with one moving wall is forced to push the moving wall out due to the expansion of the air. Hey presto you have mechanical movement. (this is the most simplistic way I can think of explaining it)Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piston