Modern Marine Internal Combustion Engines

A Technical and Historical Overview

  • Ievgen Bilousov
  • Mykola Bulgakov
  • Volodymyr Savchuk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ievgen Bilousov, Mykola Bulgakov, Volodymyr Savchuk
    Pages 1-165
  3. Ievgen Bilousov, Mykola Bulgakov, Volodymyr Savchuk
    Pages 167-186
  4. Ievgen Bilousov, Mykola Bulgakov, Volodymyr Savchuk
    Pages 187-371
  5. Ievgen Bilousov, Mykola Bulgakov, Volodymyr Savchuk
    Pages 373-385

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive and timely overview of internal combustion engines for use in marine environments. It reviews the development of modern four-stroke marine engines, gas and gas–diesel engines and low-speed two-stroke crosshead engines, describing their application areas and providing readers with a useful snapshot of their technical features, e.g. their dimensions, weights, cylinder arrangements, cylinder capabilities, rotation speeds, and exhaust gas temperatures. For each marine engine, information is provided on the manufacturer, historical background, development and technical characteristics of the manufacturer’s most popular models, and detailed drawings of the engine, depicting its main design features.

This book offers a unique, self-contained reference guide for engineers and professionals involved in shipbuilding. At the same time, it is intended to support students at maritime academies and university students in naval architecture/marine engineering with their design projects at both master and graduate levels, thus filling an important gap in the literature.


Gas Four-stroke Marine Engines Gas-diesel Marine Engines Marine Low-speed Engines Gas Turbine Supercharging System Marine Engine Dimensions Marine Engine Weights Medium-speed Engine High-speed Engine Low-speed Engines Cross-section of Marine Engines Environmental Performance of Marine Diesel Engines Otto Cycle Engines Direct Fuel Injection System Controlled Fuel Injection Accumulatory Fuel Injection System Maximum Cycle Pressure Boost Pressure Compact High-speed Diesel Engine Electronic Control Systems Crosshead Marine Engines

Authors and affiliations

  • Ievgen Bilousov
    • 1
  • Mykola Bulgakov
    • 2
  • Volodymyr Savchuk
    • 3
  1. 1.Kherson State Maritime AcademyKhersonUkraine
  2. 2.Kherson State Maritime AcademyKhersonUkraine
  3. 3.Kherson State Maritime AcademyKhersonUkraine

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-49748-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-49749-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8445
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8453
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