Diesel Engine Transient Operation

Principles of Operation and Simulation Analysis

  • Constantine D. Rakopoulos
  • Evangelos G. Giakoumis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Pages 75-114
  3. Pages 141-180
  4. Pages 277-304
  5. Pages 305-360
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 361-390

About this book


Traditionally, the study of internal combustion engines has focused on the steady-state performance. However, the daily driving schedule of automotive and truck engines is inherently related to unsteady operation, whereas the most critical conditions encountered by industrial or marine engines are met during transients. Unfortunately, the transient operation of turbocharged diesel engines has been associated with poor driveability, as well as overshoot in particulate and gaseous emissions, making the study and modeling of transient engine operation an important scientific objective.

Diesel Engine Transient Operation provides an in-depth discussion of all the complex thermodynamic and dynamic phenomena that are experienced by a diesel engine during load increase, acceleration, cold starting or Transient Cycle. Beginning with the fundamental and most influential turbocharger lag problem, the analysis covers a range of topics, including heat transfer, combustion, air-supply and friction.

Diesel Engine Transient Operation presents the most important findings in the field, with special attention paid to the discussion of exhaust emission mechanisms and to the various methods of improving transient response. Moreover, the discussion of the main experimental techniques covers the measurement of exhaust emissions and particle size distribution, which has gained increasing interest in recent years due to stringent regulations imposed by the EU, USA, and Japan.

Researchers and students in the field will find this book’s comprehensive coverage of the latest research particularly informative, and will also appreciate the authors’ analysis of available modeling techniques.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Constantine D. Rakopoulos
    • 1
  • Evangelos G. Giakoumis
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical Engineering, Zografou CampusNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-374-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-375-4
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