Answer to Question #48192 in Other Engineering for Agam
Explain the difference between a Choke Valve and a Throttle Valve.
Answer: A choke valve is a type of valve designed to create choked flow in afluid. Over a wide range of valve settings the flow through the valve can be understood by ignoring the viscosity of the fluid passing through the valve; the rate of flow is determined only by the ambient pressure on the upstream side of the valve. the throttle valve is controlled with a throttle pedal or lever via adirect mechanical linkage. In vehicles with electronic throttle control, the manual throttle control sends a signal to the Engine Control Unit (ECU), which then directly controls the position of the throttle valve. This means that the operator does not have direct control over the throttle valve; the ECU can finely control the valve in order to reduce emissions or maximize performance.