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Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines.

Author: Richard Stone
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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The most comprehensive text for higher level undergraduates in mechanical or automotive engineering, as well as those taking specialist subjects, and also for practising engineers. Clear, well-illustrated with a wealth of worked examples and end of chapter questions, it is fully updated throughout for this fourth edition.
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Stone, Richard.
Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Stone
ISBN: 9781137028297 1137028297
OCLC Number: 966458440
Notes: 4.6.4 Fuel injection.
Description: 1 online resource (515 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface to the Fourth Edition; Acknowledgements; Notation; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Fundamental operating principles; 1.2 Early internal combustion engine development; 1.3 Characteristics of internal combustion engines; 1.4 Additional types of internal combustion engine; 1.4.1 The Wankel engine; 1.4.2 Direct injection spark ignition engines; 1.5 Prospects for internal combustion engines; 1.6 Fuel cells; 1.7 Concluding remarks; 1.8 Question; 2 Thermodynamic principles; 2.1 Introduction and definitions of efficiency; 2.2 Ideal air standard cycles. 2.2.1 The ideal air standard Otto cycle2.2.2 The ideal air standard Diesel cycle; 2.2.3 The ideal air standard Dual cycle; 2.2.4 The ideal air standard Atkinson cycle; 2.3 Comparison between thermodynamic and mechanical cycles; 2.4 Additional performance parameters for internal combustion engines; 2.5 Fuel/air cycle; 2.6 Computer models; 2.7 Conclusions; 2.8 Examples; 2.9 Questions; 3 Combustion and fuels; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Combustion chemistry and fuel chemistry; 3.3 Combustion thermodynamics; 3.3a Use of conventional thermodynamic tabulations. 3.3b Use of thermodynamic tabulations in Appendix A3.3.1 The effect of the state of the reactants and products on calorific values; 3.4 Dissociation; 3.4.1 Calculation of the equilibrium combustion temperature and pressure; 3.5 Pre-mixed combustion in spark ignition engines; 3.5.1 Normal combustion; 3.5.2 Abnormal combustion; 3.6 Combustion in compression ignition engines; 3.7 Fuels and additives; 3.7.1 Characteristics of petrol; 3.7.2 In-vehicle performance of fuels, and the potential of alcohols; 3.7.3 Petrol additives; 3.7.4 Characteristics of diesel fuel; 3.7.5 Diesel fuel additives. 3.7.6 Alternative diesel fuels3.8 Engine emissions and hydrocarbon oxidation; 3.8.1 Introduction; 3.8.2 Nitric oxide formation; 3.8.3 Hydrocarbon oxidation; 3.8.4 Carbon monoxide emissions; 3.8.5 Particulate matter; 3.8.6 Emissions legislation; 3.9 Combustion modelling; 3.9.1 Introduction; 3.9.2 Zero-dimensional models; 3.9.3 Quasi-dimensional models; 3.9.4 Multi-dimensional models; 3.10 Conclusions; 3.11 Examples; 3.12 Questions; 4 Spark ignition engines; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Combustion chambers; 4.2.1 Conventional combustion chambers. 4.2.2 High compression ratio combustion chambers and fast burn combustion systems4.2.3 Advanced combustion systems; 4.3 Catalysts and emissions from spark ignition engines; 4.3.1 Introduction; 4.3.2 Development of three- way catalysts; 4.3.3 Lean-burn NOx reducing catalysts; 4.3.4 Ozone- forming potential; 4.4 Cycle-by-cycle variations in combustion; 4.5 Ignition systems; 4.5.1 Ignition system overview; 4.5.2 Control of ignition timing; 4.5.3 The ignition process; 4.6 Mixture preparation; 4.6.1 The inlet manifold; 4.6.2 Variable jet carburettor; 4.6.3 Fixed jet carburettor.

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