Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines

Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines


By (author) Richard Stone

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Hardback | 516 pages
  • Dimensions: 222mm x 278mm x 32mm | 1,501g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 023057663X
  • ISBN 13: 9780230576636
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 395
  • Sales rank: 343,566

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Now in its fourth edition, Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines remains the indispensable text to guide you through automotive or mechanical engineering, both at university and beyond. Thoroughly updated, clear, comprehensive and well-illustrated, with a wealth of worked examples and problems, its combination of theory and applied practice is sure to help you understand internal combustion engines, from thermodynamics and combustion to fluid mechanics and materials science. Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines: - Is ideal for students who are following specialist options in internal combustion engines, and also for students at earlier stages in their courses - especially with regard to laboratory work - Will be useful to practising engineers for an overview of the subject, or when they are working on particular aspects of internal combustion engines that are new to them - Is fully updated including new material on direct injection spark engines, supercharging and renewable fuels - Offers a wealth of worked examples and end-of-chapter questions to test your knowledge - Has a solutions manual availble online for lecturers at

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RICHARD STONE is Professor of Engineering Science in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, UK.

Table of contents

Introduction Thermodynamic Principles Combustion and Fuels Spark Ignition Engines Direct Injection Spark Ignition Engines Compression Ignition Engines Controlled Auto-Ignition Engines Induction and Exhaust Processes Two-stroke Engines In-cylinder Motion Turbocharging and Supercharging Engine Modelling Mechanical Design Considerations Heat Transfer in Internal Combustion Engines Experimental Facilities Case Studies