Digital Calculations of Engine Cycles

Digital Calculations of Engine Cycles

Prepared Under the Auspices of the SAE Fuels and Lubricants Activity Committee

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Authors: E. S. Starkman, D. J. Patterson, C. Fayette Taylor
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153476

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Digital Calculations of Engine Cycles is a collection of seven papers which were presented before technical meetings of the Society of Automotive Engineers during 1962 and 1963. The papers cover the spectrum of the subject of engine cycle events, ranging from an examination of composition and properties of the working fluid to simulation of the pressure-time events in the combustion chamber. The volume has been organized to present the material in a logical sequence. The first two chapters are concerned with the equilibrium states of the working fluid. These include the concentrations of various species of any significance that may appear at equilibrium in the combustion products, as well as the pressures and temperatures to be expected. This is followed by separate chapters on Mollier diagrams of the combustion products and the Otto cycle. The last two chapters focus on the synthesis of the spark ignition engine cycle from basic information on thermodynamics, heat transfer, and combustion. The results of the synthesis of these cycles are then compared to the actual cycle produced by an engine.

Table of Contents

  • A Consideration of the High Temperature Thermodynamics of Internal Combustion Engines

    Combustion Temperature, Pressure, and Products at Chemical Equilibrium

    Thermodynamic Properties of Octane and Air for Engine Performance Calculations

    The Influence of Compression Ratio and Dissociation on Ideal Otto Cycle Engine Thermal Efficiency

    The Limits of Engine Performance - Comparison of Actual and Theoretical Cycles

    A Digital Computer Simulation for Spark-Ignited Engine Cycles

    An Analysis of the Ideal Otto Cycle, Including the Effects of Heat Transfer, Finite Combustion Rates, Chemical Dissociation, and Mechanical Losses



Product details

  • No. of pages: 112
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153476

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E. S. Starkman

D. J. Patterson

C. Fayette Taylor

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