Rudolf Diesel 's Life And Invention

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Have you ever wondered how you would get around without your car? Rudolf Diesel created the perfect thing, a Diesel engine. Now with the invention of an engine, we can get wherever we need to go. Rudolf diesel’s life and invention has impacted the world greatly.

Rudolf’s Life

Rudolf Diesel was born in Paris, France, on March 18, 1858, and raised between there and in Germany throughout his life. Rudolf grew up with an older sister Louis, that was born in 1856, as well as a younger sister, Emma, born in 1859. Diesel was not allowed to have friends over as a kid and was faced with a depression disorder. In 1870 Rudolf and his family we’re forced to move to England because of the war. After spending a while in England
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Rudolf was relieved and then realized he should make a different kind of gas, and thought of different combinations. Rudolf than thought of vegetable oils, so that farmers could grow it by themselves. His planned had worked. A while after Rudolf was on a steamboat when he went missing. They spent days looking for him when finally, ten days later, a sailor saw a body floating in the water. It was the body of Rudolf Diesel, who had committed suicide some say, but others say he was murdered. (St. Rosemary Educational Institution.”)


Diesel’s invention was the Diesel Engine. It started in 1880, when Rudolf went for the ferm of his professor; Karl Paul Linde. It was then later in 1885 when he finished the design for his engine, an internal combustion engine in which heat produced by the compression of air in the cylinder is used to ignite the fuel. Diesel read Sadie Carnot’s writings and it inspired Diesel so he published his own book called, “Theory and Design of a Rational Thermal Engine and the Combustion Engines Today.”

Diesel worked from 1893 to 1897 at Augsburg Machine-Works creating his engine, and his own company was founded in 1898. It was in the 1900’s when Diesel was trying to figure a steam engine using ammonia vapor and had to go to the hospital with an illness, but he ended up to be okay. Once Rudolf was out
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