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Internal Combustion Engines: Applied Thermosciences, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-35617-2
384 pages
November 2000, ©2001
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Building upon the foundation of the First Edition, this text has been completely revised, with each chapter reorganized and updated. Its purpose is to apply the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer to the analysis of internal combustion engines. Additional topics include up to date discussion of new technologies and presentation of new material on thermodynamic modeling, intake and exhaust flow, combustion analysis, alternative fuels, emissions, engine sensors, and control systems. The text also features modern web-based computational methods.

This text is suitable for an advanced undergraduate level textbook for the study of internal comubstion engines.

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Table of Contents

Preface v

1 Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines 1

2 Gas Cycles 29

3 Fuel, Air, and Combustion Thermodynamics 57

4 Fuel-Air Cycles 82

5 Engine Testing and Control 105

6 Friction 134

7 Air, Fuel, and Exhaust Flow 163

8 Heat and Mass Transfer 221

9 Combustion and Emissions 253

10 Fuel and Lubricants 307

11 Overall Engine Performance 334

Appendices 353

Index 367

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Author Information

Dr. Colin R. Ferguson received his M.S. and Ph.D. (1975) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He taught thermal science courses at Purdue University for twelve years, performing research and publishing in the internal combustion engines area, and is currently living in California. He is an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University.

Dr. Allan T. Kirkpatrick, P.E., received his B.S. (1972) and Ph.D. (1981) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has been at Colorado State University since 1980. Dr. Kirkpatrick teaches and performs research in the engines and buildings areas. He has received teaching and research awards from Colorado State University, the American Society for Engineering Education, and Sigma Xi. Dr. Kirkpatrick gas worked both in industry and in national laboratories on energy related research. He has published two books, over 75 conference and journal articles, and has one patent, Dr. Kirkpatrick is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University.

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New to This Edition

  • Up-to-date discussion of new engine technologies. Students are exposed to "cutting edge" ideas in engineering practice.
  • Java based applets. Web-based computational methods for engine thermodynamics and friction allow students to learn how computers are used to obtain solutions to complex engines thermodynamics questions. Instructors can assign more design-oriented problems with more complexity in the modeling.
  • Extensive homework problems for every chapter.
  • Uses unsteady open system control volume thermodynamic analysis. Allows students to perform rigorous analysis and modeling of internal combustion engines.
  • Up to date literature references in each chapter. Provides material for independent study and design projects.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • The new edition continues to present cycle analysis with computer calculated thermodynamic properties instead of tables and charts.
  • Presents material in SI units however, includes such unites as calorie, rpm and bar.
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