Engine Testing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750616683, 9781483292076

Engine Testing

1st Edition

Theory and Practice

Authors: Author Unknown
eBook ISBN: 9781483292076
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 23rd June 1995
Page Count: 320
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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



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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