Internal combustion engines (ICE) are the main sources of powering for almost all
road vehicles, yet many other machines too. Being under strength development for a
number of years, they have already reached a relatively high level of technical
excellence and now they also produce acceptable output parameters. Still, they are not
devoid of drawbacks. Harmful exhaust emissions can be pointed as the most
important here. This problem is the main focus of interest for automotive researchers
This book on internal combustion engines brings out few chapters on the research activities through the wide range of current engine issues. The first section groups combustion-related papers including all research areas from fuel delivery to exhaust emission phenomena. The second one deals with various problems on engine design, modeling, manufacturing, control and testing. Such structure should improve legibility of the book and helps to integrate all singular chapters as a logical whole.
This book highlights the important need for more efficient and environmentally sound combustion technologies that utilise renewable fuels to be continuously developed and adopted. The central theme here is two-fold: internal combustion engines and fuel solutions for combustion systems. Internal combustion engines remain as the main propulsion system used for ground transportation, and the number of successful developments achieved in recent years is as varied as the new design concepts introduced....