Engine Testing

Engine Testing

Electrical, Hybrid, IC Engine and Power Storage Testing and Test Facilities

5th Edition - October 14, 2020
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  • Authors: A. J. Martyr, David Rogers
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212264
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128239520

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Engine Testing: Electrical, Hybrid, IC Engine and Power Storage Testing and Test Facilities, Fifth Edition  covers the requirements of test facilities dealing with e-vehicle systems and different configurations and operations. Chapters dealing with the rigging and operation of Units Under Test (UUT) are updated to include electric motor-based systems, test cell services and thermo-dynamics. Control module and system testing using advanced, in-the-Loop (XiL) methods are described, including powertrain component integrated simulation and testing. All other chapters dealing with test cell design, installation, safety and use together with the cell support systems in IC engine testing are updated to reflect current developments and research.

Key Features

  • Covers multiple technical disciplines for anyone required to design, modify or operate an automotive powertrain test facility
  • Provides tactics on the development of electrical and hybrid powertrains and energy storage systems
  • Presents coverage of the housing and testing of automotive battery systems in addition to the use of ‘virtual’ testing in the form of "x-in-the-loop’ throughout the powertrain’s development and test life


Automotive engineers; Test facility managers; Engine and component designers; Test engineers; Lab technicians, and Emissions technicians

Table of Contents

    1. Test facility specification, system integration, and project organization
    2. Quality and health and safety management
    3. Test facility design and construction
    4. Electrical design requirements of test facilities
    5. Ventilation and air-conditioning of automotive test facilities
    6. Cooling water and exhaust systems
    7. Energy storage
    8. Vibration and noise
    9. Dynamometers: the measurement and control of torque, speed, and power
    10. Chassis dynamometers, rolling roads and hub dynamometers
    11. Mounting and rigging internal combustion engines for test
    12. Testing of electrical drive systems
    13. Test cell safety, control, and data acquisition
    14. Data handling and modeling
    15. Measurement of liquid fuel, oil, and combustion air consumption
    16. The combustion process and combustion analysis
    17. Engine exhaust emissions
    18. Anechoic and electromagnetic compatibility testing and test cells
    19. The pursuit and definition of accuracy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 742
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2020
  • Published: October 14, 2020
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212264
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128239520
  • About the Authors

    A. J. Martyr

    A. J. Martyr
    A.J. (Tony) Martyr has been either the sole or a co-author of all editions of ‘Engine Testing’. For the last 50 years he has held senior technical positions in companies, internationally involved in the design and testing of automotive and marine powertrains. His published works include a book on Project Management, and papers on subjects covering Dynamometry and the International Transfer of Technology.

    David Rogers

    David Rogers
    David. R. Rogers has been operating in technical and commercial roles, in automotive research and development for over 25 years. He has specialist knowledge and experience in the areas of powertrain testing, instrumentation, test systems, tools and workflows. Professionally he is a registered Chartered Engineer and European Engineer, and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.