Pistons and engine testing

  • MAHLE GmbH

Part of the ATZ/MTZ-Fachbuch book series (ATZMTZ)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. MAHLE GmbH
    Pages 25-36
  3. MAHLE GmbH
    Pages 59-81
  4. MAHLE GmbH
    Pages 83-105
  5. MAHLE GmbH
    Pages 107-114
  6. MAHLE GmbH
    Pages 115-280
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-295

About this book


The ever-increasing demands placed on combustion engines are just as great when it comes to this centerpiece—the piston. Achieving less weight or friction, or even greater wear resistance, requires in-depth knowledge of the processes taking place inside the engine, suitable materials, and appropriate design and manufacturing processes for pistons, including the necessary testing measures. It is no longer possible for professionals in automotive engineering to manage without specific expertise of this kind, whether they work in the field of design, development, testing, or maintenance. This technical book answers these questions in detail and in a very clear and comprehensible way. In this second, revised edition, every chapter has been revised and expanded. The chapter on “Engine testing”, for example, now include extensive results in the area of friction power loss measurement and lube oil consumption measurement.


Piston function, requirements, and types
Design guidelines
Simulation of the operational strength using FEA
Component testing
Engine testing

The target groups

Engineers in the field of engine development and maintenance
Lecturers and students in the areas of mechanical engineering, engine technology, and vehicle construction
Anyone interested in technology


MAHLE is a leading international development partner for the automotive industry.

With its products for combustion engines and their peripherals as well as for electric

vehicles, the group addresses all the crucial issues connected to the powertrain and

air conditioning technology: from engine systems and components to filtration to

thermal management.


Crown shapes Piston cooling Piston function Piston noise Piston types

Editors and affiliations

  • MAHLE GmbH
    • 1
  1. 1.StuttgartGermany

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