Table of Contents

Foreword to the Fourth Edition

About the Authors

Introduction

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

Summary

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

Introduction

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?

Summary

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

Details

No. of pages:
600
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Electronic ISBN:
9780080969503
Print ISBN:
9780080969497
Print ISBN:
9780081013205