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

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Elsevier, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 571 pages
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Engine Testing is a unique, well-organized and comprehensive collection of the different aspects of engine and vehicle testing equipment and infrastructure for anyone involved in facility design and management, physical testing and the maintenance, upgrading and trouble shooting of testing equipment. Designed so that its chapters can all stand alone to be read in sequence or out of order as needed, Engine Testing is also an ideal resource for automotive engineers required to perform testing functions whose jobs do not involve engine testing on a regular basis. This recognized standard reference for the subject is now enhanced with new chapters on hybrid testing, OBD (on-board diagnostics) and sensor signals from modern engines.

  • One of few books dedicated to engine testing and a true, recognized market-leader on the subject
  • Covers all key aspects of this large topic, including test-cell design and setup, data management, and dynamometer selection and use, with new chapters on hybrid testing, OBD (on-board diagnostics) and sensor signals from modern engines
  • Brings together otherwise scattered information on the theory and practice of engine testing into one up-to-date reference for automotive engineers who must refer to such knowledge on a daily basis

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Chapter 2 Quality and HS Legislation and Management Type Approval Test Correlation and Reporting of Results
Chapter 3 The Test Cell as a Thermodynamic System
Chapter 4 Powertrain Test Facility Design and Construction
Chapter 5 Electrical Design Requirements of Test Facilities
Chapter 6 Ventilation and AirConditioning in Powertrain Test Facilities
Chapter 7 Test Cell Cooling Water and Exhaust Gas Systems
Chapter 8 Fuel and Oil Storage Supply and Treatment
Chapter 9 Vibration and Noise
Chapter 14 Measurement of Fuel Combustion Air and Oil Consumption
Chapter 15 The Combustion Process and Combustion Analysis
Chapter 16 Engine Exhaust Emissions
Chapter 17 Chassis or RollingRoad Dynamometers
NVH and EMC Testing
Chapter 19 The Pursuit and Definition of Accuracy
Chapter 20 Tribology Fuel and Lubrication Testing
Chapter 21 Thermal Efficiency Measurement of Heat and Mechanical Losses

The Measurement of Torque Speed and Power
Chapter 11 Rigging the Engine and Shaft Selection
Chapter 12 Test Cell Safety Control and Data Acquisition
Chapter 13 Data Handling the Use of Modeling and PostTest Processing
Appendix 1 Martyrs Laws of Engineering Project Management

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A.J. Martyr has held senior technical positions with several of the major test plant manufacturers and consultancy firms over the last 40 years. He is now Honorary Visiting Professor of Powertrain Engineering at Bradford University.
M.A.Plint died in November 1998, four days after the publication of the second edition and after a long and distinguished career in engineering and authoriship.

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