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Sanil Gurung

Canterbury College

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Is it possible to use gunpowder as a fuel for automobiles??

I was just watching videos about guns on the YouTube and saw how the bolt is pushed back once a bullet is fired. so i just wanted to relate the bolt of a gun with the piston of a car.


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    Apr 25 2013: The first problem is that gunpowder contains its own oxidizer, which makes it explosive. How do you get the right amount of gunpowder into a cylinder without exploding the whole source? The second problem is ignition. Unless you contain it like a cartridge, any residual heat from the previous cylinder firing will prematurely set it off. Since timing is critical, this has to be controlled. The third problem is that since gunpowder is explosive, it probably wouldn't be able to pass safety requirements to make it legal. An accident is liable to be catastrophic.

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