Diesel Engine System Design - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845697150, 9780857090836

Diesel Engine System Design

1st Edition

Authors: Qianfan Xin
eBook ISBN: 9780857090836
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845697150
Paperback ISBN: 9780081016916
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 26th May 2011
Page Count: 1088
Tax/VAT will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT (GST)
25% off
25% off
25% off
25% off
25% off
20% off
20% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
20% off
20% off
25% off
25% off
25% off
25% off
25% off
20% off
20% off
Price includes VAT (GST)

Easy - Download and start reading immediately. There’s no activation process to access eBooks; all eBooks are fully searchable, and enabled for copying, pasting, and printing.

Flexible - Read on multiple operating systems and devices. Easily read eBooks on smart phones, computers, or any eBook readers, including Kindle.

Open - Buy once, receive and download all available eBook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (for Kindle).

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


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


3.1 Overview of system optimization theory

3.2 Response surface methodology (RSM)

3.3 Advanced design of experiments (DoE) optimization in engine system design

3.4 Optimization of robust design for variability and reliability

Part II: Engine thermodynamic cycle and vehicle powertrain performance and emissions in diesel engine system design

Chapter 4: Fundamentals of dynamic and static diesel engine system designs


4.1 Introduction to diesel engine performance characteristics

4.2 Theoretical formulae of in-cylinder thermodynamic cycle process

4.3 Engine manifold filling dynamics and dynamic engine system design

4.4 Mathematical formulation of static engine system design

4.5 Steady-state model tuning in engine cycle simulation

Chapter 5: Engine–vehicle matching analysis in diesel powertrain system design


5.1 The theory of vehicle performance analysis

5.2 Engine–vehicle steady-state matching in engine firing operation

5.3 Powertrain/drivetrain dynamics and transient performance simulation

5.4 Optimization of engine–vehicle powertrain performance

5.5 Hybrid powertrain performance analysis

Chapter 6: Engine brake performance in diesel engine system design


6.1 Engine–vehicle powertrain matching in engine braking operation

6.2 Drivetrain retarders

6.3 Exhaust brake performance analysis

6.4 Compression-release engine brake performance analysis

Chapter 7: Combustion, emissions, and calibration for diesel engine system design


7.1 The process from power and emissions requirements to system design

7.2 Combustion and emissions development

7.3 Engine calibration optimization

7.4 Emissions modeling

Chapter 8: Diesel aftertreatment integration and matching


8.1 Overview of aftertreatment requirements on engine system design

8.2 Diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration requirements for engine system design

8.3 Analytical approach of engine–aftertreatment integration

Part III: Dynamics, friction, and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in diesel engine system design

Chapter 9: Advanced diesel valvetrain system design


9.1 Guidelines for valvetrain design

9.2 Effect of valve timing on engine performance

9.3 Valvetrain dynamic analysis

9.4 Cam profile design

9.5 Valve spring design

9.6 Analytical valvetrain system design and optimization

9.7 Variable valve actuation (VVA) engine performance

9.8 Variable valve actuation (VVA) for diesel homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI)

9.9 Cylinder deactivation performance

Chapter 10: Friction and lubrication in diesel engine system design


10.1 Objectives of engine friction analysis in system design

10.2 Overview of engine tribology fundamentals

10.3 Overall engine friction characteristics

10.4 Piston-assembly lubrication dynamics

10.5 Piston ring lubrication dynamics

10.6 Engine bearing lubrication dynamics

10.7 Valvetrain lubrication and friction

10.8 Engine friction models for system design

Chapter 11: Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) in diesel engine system design


11.1 Overview of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) fundamentals

11.2 Vehicle and powertrain noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH)

11.3 Diesel engine noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH)

11.4 Combustion noise

11.5 Piston slap noise and piston-assembly dynamics

11.6 Valvetrain noise

11.7 Geartrain noise

11.8 Cranktrain and engine block noises

11.9 Auxiliary noise

11.10 Aerodynamic noises

11.11 Engine brake noise

11.12 Diesel engine system design models of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH)

Part IV: Heat rejection, air system, engine controls, and system integration in diesel engine system design

Chapter 12: Diesel engine heat rejection and cooling


12.1 Engine energy balance analysis

12.2 Engine miscellaneous energy losses

12.3 Characteristics of base engine coolant heat rejection

12.4 Cooling system design calculations

12.5 Engine warm-up analysis

12.6 Waste heat recovery and availability analysis

Chapter 13: Diesel engine air system design


13.1 Objectives of engine air system design

13.2 Overview of low-emissions design and air system requirements

13.3 Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system configurations

13.4 Turbocharger configurations and matching

13.5 Exhaust manifold design for turbocharged engines

13.6 The principle of pumping loss control for turbocharged exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) engines

13.7 Turbocompounding

13.8 Thermodynamic second law analysis of engine system

Chapter 14: Diesel engine system dynamics, transient performance, and electronic controls


14.1 Overview of diesel engine transient performance and controls

14.2 Turbocharged diesel engine transient performance

14.3 Mean-value models in model-based controls

14.4 Crank-angle-resolution real-time models in model-based controls

14.5 Air path model-based controls

14.6 Fuel path control and diesel engine governors

14.7 Torque-based controls

14.8 Powertrain dynamics and transient controls

14.9 Sensor dynamics and model-based virtual sensors

14.10 On-board diagnostics (OBD) and fault diagnostics

14.11 Engine controller design

14.12 Software-in-the-loop (SIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL)

14.13 Cylinder-pressure-based controls

14.14 Homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) controls

Chapter 15: Diesel engine system specification design and subsystem interaction


15.1 The process of system design analysis

15.2 Roadmap of fuel economy improvement

15.3 Critical mode design at various ambient conditions

15.4 Subsystem interaction and optimization

Chapter 16: Concluding remarks and outlook for diesel engine system design


Appendix: Statistics summary for probability analysis



No. of pages:
© Woodhead Publishing 2011
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
Hardcover ISBN:
Paperback ISBN:

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