Engine Testing

Engine Testing

Theory and Practice

1st Edition - June 23, 1995

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Engine Testing: Theory and Practice brings together the information on both the theory and practice of engine testing that engineers in this field must have available. Organized into 19 chapters, this book begins with a description of the engine test cell, including the salient features of its main types. Subsequent chapters deal with the other main components of an engine testing installation: the control room and the ventilation systems. Other chapters discuss the essential features of a test installation fuel supply system, as well as the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of the various types of dynamometer. The measurements of torque, power, speed, fuel consumption, air consumption, heat loss, and mechanical loss are also explained. Other topics of significance include the process of combustion, exhaust emissions, data logging, and statistical analysis. This material will be very useful to practicing test engineers and students.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Units and Conversion Factors

    1 The Test Cell as a System: An Overall View

    2 Test Cell Design: An Overall View

    3 Controls and the Control Room - The Electrical Installation

    4 Ventilation and Air Conditioning

    5 Vibration and Noise

    6 Flow Systems: Fuel, Water, Combustion Air and Exhaust

    7 Choosing the Right Dynamometer

    8 Coupling the Engine to the Dynamometer

    9 Measurement of Torque, Power, Speed and Fuel Consumption - Correction Factors: Acceptance and Type Tests

    10 Measurement of Air Consumption

    11 Thermal Efficiency and Measurement of Heat Losses - Ideal Standard Cycles

    12 Measurement of Mechanical Losses in Engines

    13 Effects of Air/Fuel Ratio, Fuel Quality and Mixture Preparation - Cylinder Pressure Diagrams and Combustion Analysis

    14 Exhaust Emissions

    15 Transient Testing

    16 Tribology and Engine Testing

    17 Data Logging Procedures and Techniques

    18 The Context of the Test Department: Organization and Communications, the Log Book and the Technical Report. The Design of Experiments

    19 The Pursuit and Definition of Accuracy: Statistical Analysis of Test Results


    I Notes on the Choice of Instruments and Transducers

    II Standard Tests of Lubricants


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  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1995
  • Published: June 23, 1995
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483292076

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