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.
function, requirements, and types
Simulation of the operational strength using FEA
The target groups
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