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

Internal Combustion Engines

1st Edition

Editor: 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



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



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28th January 1988
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Constantine Arcoumanis

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