Title

Internal combustion engine cycles and concepts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Abstract

This chapter discusses the various internal combustion engine operating cycles, including the standard two and four-stroke cycle, along with alternative cycles such as over-expanded and split-cycle engines. additionally, real engine operating strategies are reviewed including spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines. The cycle performances are compared and limitations are addressed. The chapter concludes with a discussion on future trends for internal combustion engine operating cycles. © 2014 Woodhead Publishing Limited All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance: Towards Zero Carbon Transportation

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