This applied thermoscience book explores the basic principles and applications of various types of internal combustion engines, with a major emphasis on reciprocating engines. KEY TOPICS It covers both spark ignition and compression ignition engines—as well as those operating on four-stroke cycles and on two stroke cycles—ranging in size from small model airplane engines to the larger stationary engines.
For use as a reference guide in the field of engines, and a basic understanding of the operating of internal combustion engines.
Explains applied thermodynamic operating principles of the internal combustion (IC) engine, concentrating on reciprocating engines used in automobiles. Covers fundamentals of fuels, combustion, heat transfer, lubrication, and fluid mechanics as applied in the operation of IC engines, and includes chapters on induction, cylinder flow, and emissions and pollution. Includes b&w photos and diagrams, historical notes, worked examples, review problems, and open-ended design problems, plus selected answers. For a one-semester undergraduate engineering course for students with knowledge of basic thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.