Internal Combustion Engines - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120597901, 9780323151795

Internal Combustion Engines

1st Edition

Editors: Constantine Arcoumanis
eBook ISBN: 9780323151795
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1988
Page Count: 408
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Internal Combustion Engines covers the trends in passenger car engine design and technology. This book is organized into seven chapters that focus on the importance of the in-cylinder fluid mechanics as the controlling parameter of combustion. After briefly dealing with a historical overview of the various phases of automotive industry, the book goes on discussing the underlying principles of operation of the gasoline, diesel, and turbocharged engines; the consequences in terms of performance, economy, and pollutant emission; and of the means available for further development and improvement. A chapter focuses on the automotive fuels of the various types of engines. Recent developments in both the experimental and computational fronts and the application of available research methods on engine design, as well as the trends in engine technology, are presented in the concluding chapters. This book is an ideal compact reference for automotive researchers and engineers and graduate engineering students.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface 1 Introduction I. The passenger car engine II. The birth of the internal combustion engine III. The concept of the passenger car engine IV. The spread of the passenger car industry V. The pressures on the engine 2 Gasoline Engines I. Introduction II. The induction system and mixture preparation III. Combustion IV. Air pollution by spark-ignition engine exhaust V. Concepts for improved economy and pollution control VI. Closure 3 Diesel Engines I. Introduction II. Cylinder gas motion III. Fuel injection characteristics IV. Vaporization and combustion of liquid droplets V. Soot formation and exhaust smoke VI. Cylinder pressure and dissociation effects VII. Engine noise VIII. Low heat loss engines 4 Turbocharged Engines I. Introduction II. Rotary compressors and turbomachines III. Exhaust gas energy utilization IV. Turbocharger matching and performance V. Application to diesel engines VI. Application to gasoline engines VII. Summary 5 Automotive Fuels I. Introduction II. Motor gasoline III. Diesel fuel IV. Influence of fuel quality on emissions and fuel economy V. Alternative fuels and future fuels VI. Automotive fuels — current research challenges VII. Concluding remarks 6 Recent Research Developments and their Application to Engine Design I. Introduction II. Visualization techniques III. Quantitative measurements IV. Advanced diagnostics V. In-cylinder modeling VI. Summary 7 Future Trends in Engine Technology I. Introduction II. Development trends in gasoline engines III. Development trends in diesel engines IV. New supercharging systems V. Alternative materials VI. Alternative energies and prime movers Index


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