Engines

Engines : An Introduction

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The internal combustion engine that powers the modern automobile has changed very little from its initial design of some eighty years ago. Unlike many high tech advances, engine design still depends on an understanding of basic fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. This text offers a fresh approach to the study of engines, with an emphasis on design and on fluid dynamics. Professor Lumley, a renowned fluid dynamicist, provides a lucid explanation of how air and fuel are mixed, how they get into the engine, what happens to them there, and how they get out again. Particular attention is given to the complex issue of pollution. Examples are taken from the early days of engine design, as well as the latest designs, such as stratified charge gasoline direct injection engines. It is intended that the text be used in conjunction with the Stanford Engine Simulation Program (ESP). This user-friendly, interactive software tool answers a significant need not addressed by other texts on engines.show more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 124 b/w illus.
  • 1139175130
  • 9781139175135

Review quote

"A delight to read and will be enjoyed equally by students and automobile enthusiasts. It is an essential addition to any engineering library, and to the bookshelves of automotive engineers as well as serious car hobbyists." Applied Mechanics Reviewsshow more

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Dedication; 1. Thermodynamic considerations; 2. Breathing exercises; 3. Engine cooling; 4. Engine friction losses; 5. Flow in the cylinder; 6. Overall engine performance; 7. Design considerations; 8. The Stanford ESP.show more

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