Combustion and Emissions in IC Engines

This book is designed as a textbook for a one-semester course in combustion and emissions in IC engines (reciprocating engines) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, I am teaching this course at Lakehead University, which I developed from my area of research-expertise. I planned the textbook in such a way that all necessary material required by those taking a course on combustion and emissions in IC engines are found within. The book’s twelve chapters are designed in such a way that the instructor could complete it within a 12 to 13-week semester. The chapters are arranged from basic properties of ideal gases, IC engine cycles, fuels and combustion of fuels, combustion in SI, CI and dual-fuel engines, testing of IC engines, hydrogen use in IC engines, and finally emissions from IC engines and air pollution. My three decades of university teaching experience are used to write this book as simple as possible for all students. Too many exercise problems are avoided, and an appropriate number of problem-solving exercises from different topics are included. Whenever possible, my own, along with other relevant research works are presented in a consistent way relevant to the topic. The flow of the topics in different chapters appears in logical order, and the explanation of terminology is made simple. Systems of units and unit conversion are written exclusively for mechanical engineering students in a better, more rational and more useful fashion than any other book in academia.I enjoyed writing this book. If the students for whom it is primarily written find it useful, my efforts will be rewarded. Year after year, I heard frustration from my students about the lack of a suitable textbook. Through my work, I hope to have provided a solution to their frustration. Any suggestions for the improvement of this work will be gratefully welcomed.

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This book is designed as a textbook for a one-semester course in combustion and emissions in IC engines (reciprocating engines) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, I am teaching this course at Lakehead University, which I developed from my area of research-expertise. I planned the textbook in such a way that all necessary material required by those taking a course on combustion and emissions in IC engines are found within. The book’s twelve chapters are designed in such a way that the instructor could complete it within a 12 to 13-week semester. The chapters are arranged from basic properties of ideal gases, IC engine cycles, fuels and combustion of fuels, combustion in SI, CI and dual-fuel engines, testing of IC engines, hydrogen use in IC engines, and finally emissions from IC engines and air pollution. My three decades of university teaching experience are used to write this book as simple as possible for all students. Too many exercise problems are avoided, and an appropriate number of problem-solving exercises from different topics are included. Whenever possible, my own, along with other relevant research works are presented in a consistent way relevant to the topic. The flow of the topics in different chapters appears in logical order, and the explanation of terminology is made simple. Systems of units and unit conversion are written exclusively for mechanical engineering students in a better, more rational and more useful fashion than any other book in academia.I enjoyed writing this book. If the students for whom it is primarily written find it useful, my efforts will be rewarded. Year after year, I heard frustration from my students about the lack of a suitable textbook. Through my work, I hope to have provided a solution to their frustration. Any suggestions for the improvement of this work will be gratefully welcomed.

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