Engine Testing

Engine Testing

Theory and Practice

3rd Edition - June 7, 2007

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  • Authors: A. J. Martyr, M.A. PLINT
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080524726

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This book brings together the large and scattered body of information on the theory and practice of engine testing, to which any engineer responsible for work of this kind must have access. Engine testing is a fundamental part of development of new engine and powertrain systems, as well as of the modification of existing systems. It forms a significant part of the practical work of many automotive and mechanical engineers, in the auto manufacturing companies, their suppliers suppliers, specialist engineering services organisations, the motor sport sector, hybrid vehicles and tuning sector. The eclectic nature of engine, powertrain, chassis and whole vehicle testing makes this comprehensive book a true must-have reference for those in the automotive industry as well as more advanced students of automotive engineering.

Key Features

* The only book dedicated to engine testing; over 4000 copies sold of the second edition
* Covers all key aspects of this large topic, including test-cell set up, data management, dynamometer selection and use, air, thermal, combustion, mechanical, and emissions assessment
* Most automotive engineers are involved with many aspects covered by this book, making it a must-have reference


Professional and student automotive engineers, testing and test-cell engineers, vehicle systems designers

Table of Contents

  • System integration, specification and project organisation
    The Test Cell as a Thermodynamic System
    Test cell and Control Room design: an overall view
    Ventilation and air conditioning
    Vibration and noise Flow systems: fuel, water, and exhaust
    Dynamometers and the measurement of torque
    Electrical design considerations
    Test cell control and data acquisition.
    Measurement of fuel consumption
    Coupling the engine to the dynamometer Thermal efficiency and measurement of heat losses.
    The Combustion process, combustion analysis and measurement of mechanical losses
    Exhaust emissions
    Fuels, fuel & lubricant testing and tribology
    Chassis dynamometers
    Computerised test sequences Data handling, post test processing and host computer systems
    The pursuit of accuracy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2007
  • Published: June 7, 2007
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080524726

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.


Affiliations and Expertise

Former Lead Test Engineer, AVL Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems, UK

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  • GyörgySzabados Wed Jan 22 2020

    Title is perfect for the content of the book

    Content is written in a good technical niveau, easy to read, easy to understand. It could contain some measurement processes of engines or cars and requirements from the Regulations UNECE R49, R83, oder R96, R120, or any other.