Internal Combustion Engines

Internal Combustion Engines

1st Edition - January 28, 1988

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  • Editor: Constantine Arcoumanis
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151795

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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


    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1988
  • Published: January 28, 1988
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151795

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Constantine Arcoumanis

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