Charging the Internal Combustion Engine

Author: Hermann Hiereth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 268

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This book covers all aspects of supercharging internal combustion engines. It details charging systems and components, the theoretical basic relations between engines and charging systems, as well as layout and evaluation criteria for best interaction. Coverage also describes recent experiences in design and development of supercharging systems, improved graphical presentations, and most advanced calculation and simulation tools.

Automotive Transmissions

Fundamentals, Selection, Design and Application

Author: Giesbert Lechner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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This book seeks to impart lines of reasoning, demonstrate approaches, and provide comprehensive data for practical tasks. Although much of the content is concerned with aspects of technology and production that are of general validity, and hence of enduring relevance, there is also a chapter on various state-of-the-art production designs. The strong market dynamics in recent years is reflected in numerous new transmission types, and major lines of evolution treated include the increasing use of electronics, light-weight construction, and the automation of manual gearboxes. The expertise recorded here mainly springs from joint projects between German and international car and gear manufacturers.

Mixture Formation in Spark-Ignition Engines

Author: Hans Peter Lenz

Publisher: Springer


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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Twentyfour years have gone by since the publication of K. Lohner and H. Muller's comprehen sive work "Gemischbildung und Verbrennung im Ottomotor" in 1967 [1.1]' Naturally, the field of mixture formation and combustion in the spark-ignition engine has wit nessed great technological advances and many new findings in the intervening years, so that the time seemed ripe for presenting a summary of recent research and developments. There fore, I gladly took up the suggestion of the editors of this series of books, Professor Dr. H. List and Professor Dr. A. Pischinger, to write a book summarizing the present state of the art. A center of activity of the Institute of Internal-Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering at the Vienna Technical University, which I am heading, is the field of mixture formation -there fore, many new results that have been achieved in this area in collaboration with the respective industry have been included in this volume. The basic principles of combustion are discussed only to that extent which seemect necessary for an understanding of the effects of mixture formation. The focal point of this volume is the mixture formation in spark-ignition engines, covering both the theory and actual design of the mixture formation units and appropriate intake manifolds. Also, the related measurement technology is explained in this work.

The Automotive Chassis: Engineering Principles

Author: Jornsen Reimpell

Publisher: Elsevier


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

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This comprehensive overview of chassis technology presents an up-to-date picture for vehicle construction and design engineers in education and industry. The book acts as an introduction to the engineering design of the automobile's fundamental mechanical systems. Clear text and first class diagrams are used to relate basic engineering principles to the particular requirements of the chassis. In addition, the 2nd edition of 'The Automotive Chassis' has a new author team and has been completely updated to include new technology in total vehicle and suspension design, including platform concept and four-wheel drive technology.

Speech and Audio Processing in Adverse Environments

Author: Eberhard Hänsler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 736

View: 267

Users of signal processing systems are never satis?ed with the system they currently use. They are constantly asking for higher quality, faster perf- mance, more comfort and lower prices. Researchers and developers should be appreciative for this attitude. It justi?es their constant e?ort for improved systems. Better knowledge about biological and physical interrelations c- ing along with more powerful technologies are their engines on the endless road to perfect systems. This book is an impressive image of this process. After “Acoustic Echo 1 and Noise Control” published in 2004 many new results lead to “Topics in 2 Acoustic Echo and Noise Control” edited in 2006 . Today – in 2008 – even morenew?ndingsandsystemscouldbecollectedinthisbook.Comparingthe contributions in both edited volumes progress in knowledge and technology becomesclearlyvisible:Blindmethodsandmultiinputsystemsreplace“h- ble” low complexity systems. The functionality of new systems is less and less limited by the processing power available under economic constraints. The editors have to thank all the authors for their contributions. They cooperated readily in our e?ort to unify the layout of the chapters, the ter- nology, and the symbols used. It was a pleasure to work with all of them. Furthermore, it is the editors concern to thank Christoph Baumann and the Springer Publishing Company for the encouragement and help in publi- ing this book.

Air Quality Control

Formation and Sources, Dispersion, Characteristics and Impact of Air Pollutants--measuring Methods, Techniques for Reduction of Emissions and Regulations for Air Quality Control

Author: Günter Baumbach

Publisher: Springer Verlag


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 490

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This book explains the origin of pollutants and their dispersion and transformation in the atmosphere, describes their effects on human beings, animals, plants, and materials, and presents techniques for emissions reduction from a variety of sources. Measuring techniques are emphasized because of their importance for the detection of pollutants and for monitoring the performance of emission control equipment. The closing chapter discusses international regulations for air quality control. For all those interested in environmental protection this book is a highly readable introduction to the field of air pollution and air quality control. It serves as a useful textbook for teachers and students and as a reference for practice-oriented work in industry, consultancies and environmental agencies.

Monthly Bulletin

(English edition)

Author: International Railway Congress Association



Category: Railroads


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