Vehicular Engine Design [electronic resource] / by Kevin L. Hoag.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Der Fahrzeugantrieb/Powertrain: Publisher: Vienna : Springer Vienna, 2006Description: X, 223p. 170 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783211377628Subject(s): Engineering | Mechanical engineering | Vibration | Engineering design | Engineering | Structural Mechanics | Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control | Engineering Design | Machinery and Machine Elements | Automotive and Aerospace Engineering, TrafficAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.1 LOC classification: TA349-359Online resources: Click here to access online
The internal-combustion engine: an introduction -- Engine maps, customers, and markets -- Engine validation and durability -- Engine development process -- Determining displacement -- Engine configuration and balance -- Cylinder block and head materials and manufacturing -- Block layout and design decisions -- Cylinder head layout design -- Block and head development -- Engine bearing design -- Engine lubrication -- Engine cooling -- Gaskets and seals -- Pistons and rings -- Crankshafts and connecting rods -- Camshafts and the valve train.
The mechanical engineering curriculum in most universities includes at least one elective course on the subject of reciprocating piston engines. The majority of these courses today emphasize the application of thermodynamics to engine ef?ciency, performance, combustion, and emissions. There are several very good textbooks that support education in these aspects of engine development. However, in most companies engaged in engine development there are far more engineers working in the areas of design and mechanical development. University studies should include opportunities that prepare engineers desiring to work in these aspects of engine development as well. My colleagues and I have undertaken the development of a series of graduate courses in engine design and mechanical development. In doing so it becomes quickly apparent that no suitable te- book exists in support of such courses. This book was written in the hopes of beginning to address the need for an engineering-based introductory text in engine design and mechanical development. It is of necessity an overview. Its focus is limited to reciprocating-piston internal-combustion engines – both diesel and spa- ignition engines. Emphasis is speci?cally on automobile engines, although much of the discussion applies to larger and smaller engines as well. A further intent of this book is to provide a concise reference volume on engine design and mechanical development processes for engineers serving the engine industry. It is intended to provide basic information and most of the chapters include recent references to guide more in-depth study.