Engine Testing The Design, Building, Modification and Use of Powertrain Test Facilities

ISBN-10: 0080969496

ISBN-13: 9780080969497

Edition: 4th 2012

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Description: This book brings together the large and scattered body of information on the theory and practice of engine testing, to which any engineer responsible for work of this kind must have access. Engine testing is a fundamental part of development of new engine and powertrain systems, as well as of the modification of existing systems. It forms a significant part of the practical work of many automotive and mechanical engineers, in the auto manufacturing companies, their suppliers suppliers, specialist engineering services organisations, the motor sport sector, hybrid vehicles and tuning sector. The eclectic nature of engine, powertrain, chassis and whole vehicle testing makes this comprehensive book a true must-have reference for those in the automotive industry as well as more advanced students of automotive engineering. * The only book dedicated to engine testing; over 4000 copies sold of the second edition * Covers all key aspects of this large topic, including test-cell set up, data management, dynamometer selection and use, air, thermal, combustion, mechanical, and emissions assessment * Most automotive engineers are involved with many aspects covered by this book, making it a must-have reference

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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 4/18/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Test facility specification, system integration, and project organisation
Quality and H&S legislation and management, type approval, test correlation and reporting of results
The Test Cell as a Thermodynamic System
Powertrain test facility design and construction
Electrical design requirements of Test Facilities
Ventilation and air conditioning in powertrain test facilities
Test cell cooling water and exhaust gas systems
Fuel and oil storage, supply & treatment
Vibration and noise
Dynamometers: the measurement of torque, speed and power
Rigging the Engine and shaft selection
Test cell safety, control, and data acquisition
Data handling, the use of modeling and post-test processing
Measurement of fuel, combustion air, and oil consumption
The Combustion process and combustion analysis
Engine exhaust emissions
Chassis or rolling road dynamometers Anechoic test cells; NVH & EMC testing
The pursuit and definition of accuracy
Tribology, Fuel and Lubrication testing
Appendix
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