An enormous technical literature on engines now exists which has yet to be adequately organized and summarized. This book has been written as a text and a professional reference to explains the fundamental principles, which govern internal combustion engine design and operation. It covers the thermodynamics, combustion physics and chemistry, fluid flow, heat transfer, friction, and lubrication processes relevant to internal combustion engine design, performance, efficiency, emissions, and fuels requirements.
This publication is a collection of technical papers on engine design and application, exhaust aftertreatment, test cycle development, process and cycle measurements and analysis. A book of sure interest to anyone involved in the development or application of small two and four stroke engines for today’s markets.
This edition has been revised to include coverage of material detailing the latest knowledge and practice relating to engine control, fuels, carburation, super- and turbo-charging and much more. Each chapter is well-provided with diagrams, schematics and photographs.
An updated translation of a 1998 German edition which established itself as a valuable reference for automotive executives at car and truck manufacturers, suppliers and automotive service providers. This volume examines crucial issues facing the industry -- such as emerging markets, globalization, technological innovation, environmental demands and e-business -- and outlines approaches to meet these challenges.
The story of the Four Wheel Drive Special, a car conceived by Harry Miller, arguably America’s most brilliant race car builder. Miller convinced the Four Wheel Drive Auto Company to fund the project, and beginning with the initial letter from Miller, the company kept an amazingly detailed file on the car. Through access to this correspondence and other first-hand sources, automotive historian Griffith Borgeson tells the behind-the-scenes story of this unique and legendary race car.
From driving to car preparation to dealing with sponsors, this unique volume details the lessons that need to be learned to succeed in today’s racing environment. All drivers, from those who consider racing a hobby to those who wish to embark on a professional career, will find valuable tips and techniques that will help them become faster drivers, and help them avoid expensive pitfalls along the way.
This volume features the stories - and numerous photographs - of the great races, the great cars, and the legendary personalities (both the famous drivers and those "behind the scenes") associated with Ford and its great competitors of the era. In addition to the dramatic moments of glory and tragedy, the author chronicles the day-to-day grind behind those moments - the frantic but disciplined hours at the drawing board, in the workshops, on the proving grounds, and in the pits.
This second volume of Leo Levine’s history of Ford’s 100-year involvement in auto racing covers the 33-year span from 1968 through 2000, the years in which the sport grew from a regional attraction to a national television phenomenon.
The challenge of the internal combustion engine in moving toward high performance and low consumption/low pollution becomes greater because of a promising competitor in propulsion - the fuel cell operated motor.
The book explores new potentials that have been recognized and successfully applied, including fuel direct injection, fully variable valve control, downsizing, operation within hybrid scenarios, and use of alternative fuels.
Chapters covered include:
Potential of Direct Injection
Direct Injection Concepts
Direct Injection Systems for Spark-Ignition Engines
Direct Injection Systems for Compression-Ignition Engines
This book provides assistance in choosing and adapting a mixture formation concept for an engine application with known requirements. The book presents both a synthesis of modular concepts based on function characteristics and a system for classification following the physical model. Topics are focused on the injection system itself, and specific technical solutions for new concepts are concretely described.
With today’s emphasis on emissions and the search for an alternative fuel, hydrogen is being touted by many as the fuel of the future. This book collects 47 SAE technical paper covering the last five years (1998/2002) of research on the uses of hydrogen as a transportation fuel. But there are challenges that must be met before hydrogen can become a prevalent transportation fuel. Problems such as on-board storage and a future hydrogen refueling infrastructure are also focal point of research covered in this book.
Tells the stories of the characters involved in the early years of the American automobile industry. The author focuses not just on the famous names such as Ford, Dodge and Buick, but on lesser known individuals who also played an important role in automobile development.