The evolution of the automotive transmission has changed rapidly in the last decade, partly due to the advantages of highly sophisticated electronic controls. This evolution has resulted in modern automatic transmissions that offer more control, stability, and convenience to the driver. Electronic Transmission Controls contains 68 technical papers from SAE and other international organizations written since 1995 on this rapidly growing area of automotive electronics. This book breaks down the topic into two sections. The section on Stepped Transmissions covers recent developments in regular and 4-wheel drive transmissions from major auto manufacturers including DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Honda, and Ford. Technology covered in this section includes: smooth shift control; automatic transmission efficiency; mechatronic systems; fuel saving technologies; shift control using information from vehicle navigation systems; and fuzzy logic control.
This paper is divided into two parts: part 1 - systems engineering fundamentals and part 2 - engine cooling design from a systems engineering perspective. In part 1, we explain how the task of designing a complex system can be made easier by the application of systems engineering principles. (This part is self contained and may be of general interest to those who have no special interest in engine cooling). Systems engineering provides three key benefits: 1. It facilitates communication; requirements define the problem, they allow team members to see their own work in context, key information is standardized and made easier to visualize and verify, an "audit trail" is maintained ensuring that important information is documented, and human memory is no longer relied on for important decisions; 2.
This book provides design assistance with the actual mechanical design of an engine in which the gas dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and combustion have been optimized so as to provide the required performance characteristics such as power, torque, fuel consumption, or noise emission.
This handbook addresses the design and manufacture of engine camshaft and cam lobe profiles. As racers and engine builders become more directly involved in camshafts and cam lobe design, it is important to understand the details, processes and terminology relating to cams and cam profile measurement, design and manufacture. Usually, cam design starts with measurement of an existing cam profile as a baseline or something that needs improvement. In these situations it is vitally necessary to count on reliable data. As the Camshaft Reference Handbook indicates, there are two basic reasons to analyze cam profile data: • To determine the profile design specifications and/or • To evaluate how well the manufacturer has produced the profiles Depending on the intended use of the data, different levels of accuracy are acceptable.
"In the design of new CI engines, it is of paramount importance to reduce the pollutants and fuel consumption," writes author Marco Nuti. In this, the first book devoted entirely to exhaust emissions from two-stroke engines, Nuti examines the technical design issues that will determine how long the two-stroke engine survives into the twenty-first century. Dr. Nuti, director of Technical Innovation at Piaggio, thoroughly explores pollutant formation and control from unburned hydrocarbon emissions, carbon monoxide emissions, catalytic aftertreatment, and secondary air addition.
This handy little book belongs in the pocket of every race engineer, student, or enthusiast. A compilation of Smith's extensive knowledge gained over the past 40 years as a race driver and engineer for many winning teams, Engineer in Your Pocket is laid out to make problem solving as simple as possible. When used in one direction, it lists handling problems and their possible causes. Flip the book over and the other side presents causes first and their possible effects. The perfect guide to hands-on troubleshooting, this 32-page book fits in your pocket and is laminated to protect against grime and weather. Published by Carroll Smith. Distributed by SAE.
This book examines the development of the engine from a historical perspective. Originally published in Japanese, The Romance of Engines' English translation offers readers insight into lessons learned throughout the engine's history. This book belongs on the bookshelves of all engine designers, engine enthusiasts, and automotive historians. Topics covered include: Newcomen's Steam Engine The Watt Steam Engine Internal Combustion Engine Nicolaus August Otto and His Engine Sadi Carnot and the Adiabatic Engine Radial Engines; Piston and Cylinder Problems Engine Life Problem of Cooling Engine Compartments Knocking; Energy Conservation Bugatti; Volkswagon Rolls Royce Packard Daimler-Benz DB601 Engine and more!
This book serves as a basic clutch design handbook by covering present and future clutch technologies related to passenger cars and light duty trucks. Chapters cover: History of Clutches Introduction to Modern Diaphragm Spring Clutch Basic Diaphragm Clutch Operating Principles Terminology and Definitions Clutch Operating Parameters Clutch Sizing for Manual Transmission System Engagement Quality Torsional Vibration and Tuning Capacity Testing Clutch Troubleshooting Clutch Quality Control Clutch Friction Materials Clutch Rebuilding and Remanufacturing Clutch Actuation Systems
Design and Simulation of Two-Stroke Engines is a unique hands-on information source. The author, having designed and developed many two-stroke engines, offers practical and empirical assistance to the engine designer on many topics ranging from porting layout, to combustion chamber profile, to tuned exhaust pipes. The information presented extends from the most fundamental theory to pragmatic design, development, and experimental testing issues. Chapters cover: Introduction to the Two-Stroke Engine Combustion in Two-Stroke Engines Computer Modeling of Engines Reduction of Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Emissions Reduction of Noise Emission from Two-Stroke Engines and more
While it took the demands of two World Wars to bring aviation into acceptance by the general public, it was a relative handful of engineers, entrepreneurs, and pilots who positioned the technology and resources necessary to make aviation one of the deciding factors in ending World War II. This book attempts to illuminate some of the historically significant technical developments that were incorporated into World War II aircraft engines that directly contributed to the execution and tactics of the war. Engines detailed in the book include those from these manufacturers: Rolls-Royce Bristol, Napier General Electric Pratt and Whitney Allison Wright Aeronautical Corporation
This book presents, in a clear and easy-to-understand manner, the basic principles involved in the design of high performance engines. Editor Joseph Harralson first compiled this collection of papers for an internal combustion engine design course he teaches at the California State University of Sacramento. Topics covered include: engine friction and output; design of high performance cylinder heads; multi-cylinder motorcycle racing engines; valve timing and how it effects performance; computer modeling of valve spring and valve train dynamics; correlation between valve size and engine operating speed; how flow bench testing is used to improve engine performance; and lean combustion. In addition, two papers of historical interest are included, detailing the design and development of the Ford D.O.H.C. competition engine and the coventry climax racing engine.
This reference provides standards information relevant to all-wheel drive automotive powertrains. HS-2300 includes J1952; J2059; market conditions and design advances in all-wheel-drive vehicles; and a bibliography of related all-wheel-drive publications.
Sir Harry Ricardo (1885-1974), a pioneer in mechanical engineering, recounts his influential career which dates to the infancy of the internal combustion engine. This autobiography includes descriptions of the many technical breakthroughs Ricardo was responsible for, such as the engine for the first tanks in 1916, his early research into the problem of knock in engines, and the design of engines for World War I aircraft.
Completely revised as a result of the significant progress made in cooling system design and maintenance practices and procedures, HS-40 provides current, comprehensive information on the description, function, and maintenance of engine liquid-cooling systems used in light and heavy-duty vehicles. Information-packed chapters discuss the interrelation between the cooling system and other engine systems, cooling system components, general preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting.
This informative publication is a hands-on reference source for the design of two-stroke engines. The state-of-the-art is presented in such design areas as unsteady gas dynamics, scavenging, combustion, emissions and silencing. In addition, this comprehensive publication features a computer program appendix of 28 design programs, allowing the reader to recreate the applications described in the book. The Basic Design of Two-Stroke Engines offers practical assistance in improving both the mechanical and performance design of this intriguing engine. Organized into eight information-packed chapters, contents of this publication include: Introduction to the Two-Stroke Engine Gas Flow Through Two-Stroke Engines Scavenging the Two-Stroke Engine Combustion in Two-Stroke Engines Computer Modelling of Engines Empirical Assistance for the Designer Reduction of Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Emissions Reduction of Noise Emission from Two-Stroke Engines
This publication presents information on technological developments regarding universal joints, including details on design and application practices which have proven to be successful. Subjects covered include: all power transmitting mechanisms classified as universal joints - both the constant and nonconstant velocity types the most commonly used driveshaft arrangements applications requiring the transmission of power from the power source to a drivetrain member; drivetrain disturbances analytical procedures for design analysis, evaluation and application