Engine Testing

4th Edition

The Design, Building, Modification and Use of Powertrain Test Facilities

Print ISBN: 9780081013205
eBook ISBN: 9780080969503
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 5th March 2012
Page Count: 600
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Engine Testing is a unique, well-organized and comprehensive collection of the different aspects of engine and vehicle testing equipment and infrastructure for anyone involved in facility design and management, physical testing and the maintenance, upgrading and trouble shooting of testing equipment. Designed so that its chapters can all stand alone to be read in sequence or out of order as needed, Engine Testing is also an ideal resource for automotive engineers required to perform testing functions whose jobs do not involve engine testing on a regular basis. This recognized standard reference for the subject is now enhanced with new chapters on hybrid testing, OBD (on-board diagnostics) and sensor signals from modern engines.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Fourth Edition

About the Authors


Chapter 1. Test Facility Specification, System Integration, and Project Organization

Introduction: The Role of the Test Facility

Part 1. The Specification of Test Powertrain Facilities

Part 2. Multidisciplinary Project Organization and Roles


Chapter 2. Quality and H&S Legislation and Management, Type Approval, Test Correlation, and Reporting of Results

Test Facility Efficiency and Quality Certification

Management Roles

Work Scheduling

Health & Safety (H&S) Legislation, Management, and Risk Assessment

Common Hazards in All Powertrain Facilities

Risk Analysis

Management and Supervision of University Test Facilities

Use and Maintenance of Test Cell Log Books

Test Execution, Analysis, and Reporting

Determination of Cause and Effect

Key Life Testing

Vehicle and Vehicle Systems Type Approval, Homologation, and Confirmation of Production

Cell-to-Cell Correlation

End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive

Power Test Codes and Correction Factors

Statistical Design of Experiments

Useful Websites and Regulations

Further Reading

Chapter 3. The Test Cell as a Thermodynamic System


The Energy Balance of the Engine

Diversity Factor and the Final Specification of a Facility Energy Balance

Common or Individual Services in Multi-Cell Laboratories?


Further Reading

Chapter 4. Powertrain Test Facility Design and Construction

Part 1. Cell Types, Sizes, and Layout

Part 2. Cell Contents and Fittings

Part 3. Test Cell Roles and their Special Features

Part 4. Fire Safety and Fire Suppression in Test Facilities: European Atex Codes Applied to Engine Test Cells

Useful Websites

Chapter 5. Electrical Design Requirements of


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