This book deals with in-cylinder pressure measurement and its post-processing for combustion quality analysis of conventional and advanced reciprocating engines. It offers insight into knocking and combustion stability analysis techniques and algorithms in SI, CI, and LTC engines, and places special emphasis on the digital signal processing of in-cylinder pressure signal for online and offline applications. The text gives a detailed description on sensors for combustion measurement, data acquisition, and methods for estimation of performance and combustion parameters. The information provided in this book enhances readers' basic knowledge of engine combustion diagnostics and serves as a comprehensive, ready reference for a broad audience including graduate students, course instructors, researchers, and practicing engineers in the automotive, oil and other industries concerned with internal combustion engines.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Maurya has been a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar since August 2013. Before joining IIT Ropar, he was working as Senior Research Associate (Pool Scientist-CSIR) at IIT Kanpur. He received his bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He received the Early Career Research Award from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India, New Delhi. He is also a recipient of Young Scientist Award (2016) from International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability. He is the author of the book titled Characteristics and Control of Low Temperature Combustion Engines: Employing Gasoline, Ethanol and Methanol published by Springer International Publishing AG in 2018. He has also edited one book published by Springer and published 15 book chapters and more than 40 international peer-reviewed journal papers. He teaches and conducts research in the area of internal combustion engines. His areas of interest are low-temperature engine combustion, alternative fuels, engine combustion diagnostics, engine instrumentation, combustion and emission control, particulate matter characterization, engine management systems, engineering ethics and philosophy of science.
Introduction.- In-Cylinder Pressure Measurement System.- Additional Sensors for Combustion Analysis.- Computer Aided Data Acquisition.- Digital Signal Processing of Measured Data.- Performance Analysis.- Combustion Analysis.- Combustion Stability Analysis.- Knocking and Combustion Noise Analysis.- Introduction.- Estimation of Engine Parameters.- Closure.