Description

Direct injection enables precise control of the fuel/air mixture so that engines can be tuned for improved power and fuel economy, but ongoing research challenges remain in improving the technology for commercial applications. As fuel prices escalate DI engines are expected to gain in popularity for automotive applications. This important book, in two volumes, reviews the science and technology of different types of DI combustion engines and their fuels. Volume 1 deals with direct injection gasoline and CNG engines, including history and essential principles, approaches to improved fuel economy, design, optimisation, optical techniques and their applications.

Key Features

  • Reviews key technologies for enhancing direct injection (DI) gasoline engines
  • Examines approaches to improved fuel economy and lower emissions
  • Discusses DI compressed natural gas (CNG) engines and biofuels

Readership

Mechanical engineers

Table of Contents

Overview of gasoline direct injection engines; Stratified charge combustion in direct injection gasoline engines; The turbocharged direct injection spark-ignition engine; The lean boost combustion system for improved fuel economy; Exhaust gas recirculation boosted direct injection gasoline engines; Direct injection gasoline engines with autoignition combustion; Design and optimization of gasoline direct injection engines using computational fluid dynamics; Direct injection natural gas engines; Bio fuels for spark-ignition engines; Optical diagnostics for direct injection gasoline engine research and development.

Details

No. of pages:
312
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781845697327
Print ISBN:
9781845693893

About the editor

H Zhao

Professor Hua Zhao leads a large research group on IC engines and their fuels at Brunel University West London. He has over 20 years’ research experience in combustion engines and combustion flows. His research covers both gasoline and diesel engines and their fuels, with particular emphasis on advanced combustion processes and engine cycles. He has published over 150 papers and authored a comprehensive book on engine combustion instrumentation and diagnostics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Brunel University, UK