Diesel Engine System Design

Diesel Engine System Design

1st Edition - May 26, 2011

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  • Author: Qianfan Xin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857090836
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081016916

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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

  • Nomenclature

    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 1088
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2011
  • Published: May 26, 2011
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857090836
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081016916

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

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