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Engine testing : theory and practice

Author: M A Plint; Anthony Martyr
Publisher: Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Engine Testing : Theory and Practice.
Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, ©1995
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M A Plint; Anthony Martyr
ISBN: 9781483292076 148329207X
OCLC Number: 895435167
Notes: Measurement of air consumption: summary of procedure.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Front Cover; Engine Testing: Theory and Practice; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; A note of warning: the general management of engine tests; A note on references and further information; Reference; Units and conversion factors; Further Reading; Chapter 1. The test cell as a system: an overall view; Summary; Reference; Further reading; Chapter 2. Test cell design: an overall view; Health and safety1,2; Before starting the design: some preliminary questions; Some typical test cell designs; Summary; References. Chapter 3. Controls and the control room-the electrical installationLayout of control room: some general principles; Alarm monitoring; Security of supply; Test cell start-up and shut-down procedures; The test sequence: modes of control2; General characteristics of the electrical installation; Summary: the test cell specification; A note on documentation; References; Chapter 4. Ventilation and air conditioning; The heat capacity of cooling air; Heat transfer from the engine; Heat transfer from the exhaust system; Heat transfer from walls; Sources of heat in the test cell. Heat losses from the cellDesign of ventilation ducts and distribution systems; Design of ventilation system: worked example; Air conditioning; Fundamentals of psychrometry; Summary; Notation; References; Further reading; Chapter 5. Vibration and noise; Vibration and noise; Summary; Noise: fundamentals3,4; Summary; Notation; References; Further reading; Chapter 6. Flow systems: fuel, water, combustion air and exhaust; Fuel supply systems; Water supply systems; Drawing up the energy balance and sizing the system; Summary; Reference; Further reading; Chapter 7. Choosing the right dynamometer. Classification of dynamometersMatching engine and dynamometer characteristics; The use of calibrated generators; Choice of dynamometer; Some additional considerations; Summary; Further reading; Chapter 8. Coupling the engine to the dynamometer; The nature of the problem; References and theoretical background; Fundamentals; Engine to dynamometer coupling: summary of design procedure; Notation; References; Further reading; Chapter 9. Measurement of torque, power, speed and fuel consumption --
correction factors: acceptance and type tests; Measurement of torque: trunnion-mounted machines. Measurement of speed and powerMeasurement of fuel consumption; Fuel consumption measurements: gaseous fuels; Measurement of lubricating oil consumption; Choice of methods for measuring torque, power, speed and fuel consumption; Acceptance and type tests: relations with customers; Summary; References; Further reading; Chapter 10. Measurement of air consumption; Fundamentals; The airbox method of measuring air consumption; The viscous flow airmeter; Other methods of measuring air consumption --
the Lucas-Dawe air mass flowmeter; Positive displacement flowmeters; Measurement of crankcase blow-by.
Responsibility: Michael Plint and Anthony Martyr.

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Test and development engineers are faced with the challenge of mastering new techniques, as well as the traditional skills associated with engine testing. The purpose of this book is to bring  Read more...

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