16 May 2013

SketchUp 3D Challenge #176 - Internal Combustion Engine

Thursday, 16 May 2013 - Monday, 27 May 2013

Internal combustion engine
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of a fuel (normally a fossil fuel) occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit. In an internal combustion engine (ICE) the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion apply direct force to some component of the engine. The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, or a nozzle. This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful mechanical energy.
For this challenge you are welcome to design or model any type of internal combustion engine as defined in the aforementioned WikiPedia article. Feel free to use your creativity to make something unique and to use as much detail as possible.

Standard Particle Rules apply. Thanks to GoldenSim for the challenge suggestion.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 176


  1. awesome ! this should be challenging even for me who specialize in mechanical things

  2. I've been watching the 3D Challenge blog for a while and finally decided to enter a competition. The model is a free standing, single cylinder engine from the 1920's made by the Petter company in Yeovil, Somerset, England. Building the model was fun and took a couple of weeks. Thanks To Sylvie for good advice. The 3DWH address is: PetterEngine and there are some pictures of the model at: PetterEnginePhotos