Combustion Engines Development

Mixture Formation, Combustion, Emissions and Simulation

  • Günter P. Merker
  • Christian Schwarz
  • Rüdiger Teichmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Foundations of Thermodynamics and Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Günter P. Merker
      Pages 3-8
    3. Günter P. Merker
      Pages 9-37
    4. Rüdiger Teichmann, Andreas Wimmer, Christian Schwarz, Ernst Winklhofer
      Pages 39-117
    5. Sebastian Rakowski, Peter Eckert, Andreas Witt
      Pages 119-168
    6. Gunnar Stiesch, Peter Eckert
      Pages 169-191
    7. Peter Eckert, Sebastian Rakowski
      Pages 193-223
  3. Simulation of the Overall Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Christian Schwarz
      Pages 227-308
    3. Claus Reulein
      Pages 309-362
    4. Johann Christian Wurzenberger, Reinhard Tatschl
      Pages 363-384
  4. Simulation of Combustion and Charging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Christian Schwarz
      Pages 387-414
    3. Gunnar Stiesch, Peter Eckert, Sebastian Rakowski
      Pages 415-441
    4. Frank Otto, Christian Krüger
      Pages 443-482
    5. Frank Otto, Christian Krüger
      Pages 483-535
    6. Frank Otto, Christian Krüger
      Pages 537-584
    7. Bodo Durst
      Pages 585-599
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 601-642

About this book


In the development of engines and vehicles it is nowadays standard practice to use commercially available computing programmes for simulation, not only of the transient reaction of vehicles or of the complete driveshaft, but also of the highly unsteady processes in the combustion chamber of an engine. Normally the source code is not available for these computing programmes and it takes too much time to study the respective specifications, so the users often do not have sufficient knowledge about the physical and chemical contents of the approaches that the programmes are based on. We have often been faced with this fact in talks to employees or in discussions during the presentation of results of simulation. Therefore it is our aim to point out different physical and chemical approaches and to show the possibilities and limits of the models used.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Günter P. Merker
    • 1
  • Christian Schwarz
    • 2
  • Rüdiger Teichmann
    • 3
  1. 1.TettnangGermany
  2. 2.EA 31BMW-GroupMünchenGermany
  3. 3.AVL List GmbHGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-02951-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14094-5
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