This book brings together the large and scattered body of information on the theory and practice of engine testing, to which any engineer responsible for work of this kind must have access. Engine testing is a fundamental part of development of new engine and powertrain systems, as well as of the modification of existing systems. It forms a significant part of the practical work of many automotive and mechanical engineers, in the auto manufacturing companies, their suppliers suppliers, specialist engineering services organisations, the motor sport sector, hybrid vehicles and tuning sector. The eclectic nature of engine, powertrain, chassis and whole vehicle testing makes this comprehensive book a true must-have reference for those in the automotive industry as well as more advanced students of automotive engineering.
* The only book dedicated to engine testing; over 4000 copies sold of the second edition
* Covers all key aspects of this large topic, including test-cell set up, data management, dynamometer selection and use, air, thermal, combustion, mechanical, and emissions assessment
* Most automotive engineers are involved with many aspects covered by this book, making it a must-have reference
'... if the use of paper had to be limited to vital engine books, this one would qualify for printing, hands down!'
'.. it should be a worthwhile investment for any company considering embarking on a testing project or an overhaul of its existing testing facilities.'
'goes deeply into the theory of both the engines themselves and the various test methods, as well as providing a vast amount of practical information on testing different types of power plant.
Marine Propulsion International
'..this is a well presented book which is packed with much useful information of a practical nature, but also dealing with fundamental theory of subjects involved. The book should be essential reading for anyone involved with engine testing, but it will also be a very useful work for any engineering undergraduate due to the coverage of the many individual topics brought together under the general heading of engine testing.'
Marine Engineers Review