Handbook of Diesel Engines

  • Klaus Mollenhauer
  • Helmut Tschöke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Diesel Engine Cycle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Klaus Mollenhauer, Klaus Schreiner
      Pages 3-30
    3. Helmut Pucher
      Pages 31-60
    4. Klaus B. Binder
      Pages 61-75
    5. Gerd Hagenow, Klaus Reders, Hanns-Erhard Heinze, Wolfgang Steiger, Detlef Zigan, Dirk Mooser
      Pages 77-125
    6. Walter Egler, Rolf Jürgen Giersch, Friedrich Boecking, Jürgen Hammer, Jaroslav Hlousek, Patrick Mattes et al.
      Pages 127-174
    7. Ulrich Projahn, Helmut Randoll, Erich Biermann, Jörg Brückner, Karsten Funk, Thomas Küttner et al.
      Pages 175-191
  3. Diesel Engine Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Dietmar Pinkernell, Michael Bargende
      Pages 195-219
    3. Eduard Köhler, Eckhart Schopf, Uwe Mohr
      Pages 221-290
    4. Klaus Mollenhauer, Jochen Eitel
      Pages 291-338
    5. Johannes Betz
      Pages 339-355
  4. Diesel Engine Operation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Hubert Schwarze
      Pages 359-376
    3. Wolfgang Dressler, Stephan Ernst
      Pages 377-386
    4. Oswald Parr, Jan Krüger, Leonhard Vilser
      Pages 387-399
    5. Franz Hirschbichler
      Pages 401-413
  5. Environmental Pollution by Diesel Engines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Helmut Tschoeke, Andreas Graf, Jürgen Stein, Michael Krüger, Johannes Schaller, Norbert Breuer et al.
      Pages 417-485
    3. Bruno M. Spessert, Hans A. Kochanowski
      Pages 487-504
  6. Implemented Diesel Engines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
    2. Fritz Steinparzer, Klaus Blumensaat, Georg Paehr, Wolfgang Held, Christoph Teetz
      Pages 507-557
    3. Günter Kampichler, Heiner Bülte, Franz Koch, Klaus Heim
      Pages 559-608
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 609-636

About this book


The diesel engine continues to be the most cost effective internal combustion engine for motor vehicles as well as mobile and stationary machines. Given the discussion of CO2, the diesel engine is superior to all other drive engines in terms of flexibility, performance, emissions and ruggedness. The intensive search for alternative drive concepts, e. g. hybrid or purely electric drives, has revealed the advantages of the diesel engine for cost effective long distance use wherever high energy densities of energy carriers are indispensible, i. e. storage capacities are low.

This English edition of the Handbook of Diesel Engines provides a comprehensive overview of diesel engines of every size from small single cylinder engines up through large two-stroke marine engines. Fifty-eight well-known experts from industry and academia collaborated on this handbook. In addition to the fundamentals and design of diesel engines, it specifically treats in detail the increasingly important subjects of energy efficiency, exhaust emission, exhaust gas aftertreatment, injection systems, electronic engine management and conventional and alternative fuels.

This handbook is an indispensable companion in the field of diesel engines. It is geared toward both experts working in research and development and the industry and students studying engineering, mechatronics, electrical engineering or electronics. Anyone interested in learning more about technology and understanding the function and interaction of the complex system of the diesel engine will also find their questions answered.


Emission Motor combustion design development electrical engineering electronics

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Mollenhauer
    • 1
  • Helmut Tschöke
    • 2
  1. 1.BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Abt. IMKOOtto-von-Guericke-UniversitätMagdeburgGermany

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