Diesel Engine System Design

1st Edition

Authors: Qianfan Xin
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845697150
eBook ISBN: 9780857090836
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 26th May 2011
Page Count: 1088
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Diesel Engine System Design links everything diesel engineers need to know about engine performance and system design in order for them to master all the essential topics quickly and to solve practical design problems. Based on the author's unique experience in the field, it enables engineers to come up with an appropriate specification at an early stage in the product development cycle.

Key Features

  • Links everything diesel engineers need to know about engine performance and system design featuring essential topics and techniques to solve practical design problems
  • Focuses on engine performance and system integration including important approaches for modelling and analysis
  • Explores fundamental concepts and generic techniques in diesel engine system design incorporating durability, reliability and optimization theories


Diesel engineers

Table of Contents


List of abbreviations and acronyms


About the author


Part I: Fundamental concepts in diesel engine system design – analytical design process, durability, reliability, and optimization

Chapter 1: The analytical design process and diesel engine system design


1.1 Characteristics and challenges of automotive diesel engine design

1.2 The concept of systems engineering in diesel engine system design

1.3 The concepts of reliability and robust engineering in diesel engine system design

1.4 The concept of cost engineering in diesel engine system design

1.5 Competitive benchmarking analysis

1.6 Subsystem interaction and analytical engine system design process

1.7 Engine system design specifications

1.8 Work processes and organization of diesel engine system design

Chapter 2: Durability and reliability in diesel engine system design


2.1 Engine durability issues

2.2 System design of engine performance, loading, and durability

2.3 The relationship between durability and reliability

2.4 Engine durability testing

2.5 Accelerated durability and reliability testing

2.6 Engine component structural design and analysis

2.7 System durability analysis in engine system design

2.8 Fundamentals of thermo-mechanical failures

2.9 Diesel engine thermo-mechanical failures

2.10 Heavy-duty diesel engine cylinder liner cavitation

2.11 Diesel engine wear

2.12 Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler durability

2.13 Diesel engine system reliability

1 The components with high reliability importance can be assigned a high reliability since a high importance indicates the component has a large impact on the overall system reliability

Chapter 3: Optimization techniques in diesel engine system design</


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About the Author

Qianfan Xin

Dr Qianfan Xin (also known as Harry Xin) obtained his DSc degree from Washington University in St Louis, USA. He has been working at Navistar, Inc. since 1999, and is a Product Manager in the area of advanced simulation analysis on diesel engine performance and system integration. He specializes in diesel engine system design and is noted for his work in this area.

Affiliations and Expertise

Navistar Inc, USA