Internal Combustion Engineering: Science And Technology by P.m. WeavingInternal Combustion Engineering: Science And Technology by P.m. Weaving

Internal Combustion Engineering: Science And Technology

byP.m. Weaving

Paperback | March 9, 2012

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Sir Diarmuid Downs, CBE, FEng, FRS Engineering is about designing and making marketable artefacts. The element of design is what principally distinguishes engineering from science. The engineer is a creator. He brings together knowledge and experience from a variety of sources to serve his ends, producing goods of value to the individual and to the community. An important source of information on which the engineer draws is the work of the scientist or the scientifically minded engineer. The pure scientist is concerned with knowledge for its own sake and receives his greatest satisfaction if his experimental observations fit into an aesthetically satisfying theory. The applied scientist or engineer is also concerned with theory, but as a means to an end. He tries to devise a theory which will encompass the known experimental facts, both because an all embracing theory somehow serves as an extra validation of the facts and because the theory provides us with new leads to further fruitful experimental investigation. I have laboured these perhaps rather obvious points because they are well exemplified in this present book. The first internal combustion engines, produced just over one hundred years ago, were very simple, the design being based on very limited experimental information. The current engines are extremely complex and, while the basic design of cylinder, piston, connecting rod and crankshaft has changed but little, the overall performance in respect of specific power, fuel economy, pollution, noise and cost has been absolutely transformed.
Title:Internal Combustion Engineering: Science And TechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1990 pagesPublished:March 9, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401068224

ISBN - 13:9789401068222


Table of Contents

1 Combustion in Spark-ignition Engines.- 2 Applied Research into Combustion in Small Diesel Engines.- 3 The Two-Stroke Engine: Crankcase Compression Type.- 4 The Two-Stroke Engine: The Blowdown and Uniflow Scavenge Process.- 5 Stratified Charge Engines.- 6 Mixture Preparation for Spark-ignition Engines.- 7 Diesel Engine Fuel Injection Processes and Spray Diagnostic Methods.- 8 Turbulent Flows in Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines.- 9 Combustion in Gasoline Engines.- 10 Combustion in the Diesel Engine.- 11 Computer Simulation of Fluid Flow and Combustion in Reciprocating Engines.- 12 The Theory of Wave Action Approaches Applied to Reciprocating Engines.- 13 The Application of Wave Action Techniques to Reciprocating Engines.- 14 The Turbocharger.- 15 Atmospheric Pollution.- 16 Instrumentation for Engine Flows.