Driving and Engine Cycles

  • Evangelos G.¬†Giakoumis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
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  3. Evangelos G. Giakoumis
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 347-408

About this book


This book presents in detail the most important driving and engine cycles used for the certification and testing of new vehicles and engines around the world. It covers chassis and engine-dynamometer cycles for passenger cars, light-duty vans, heavy-duty engines, non-road engines and motorcycles, offering detailed historical information and critical review. The book also provides detailed examples from SI and diesel engines and vehicles operating during various cycles, with a focus on how the engine behaves during transients and how this is reflected in emitted pollutants, CO2 and after-treatment systems operation. It describes the measurement methods for the testing of new vehicles and essential information on the procedure for creating a driving cycle. Lastly, it presents detailed technical specifications on the most important chassis-dynamometer cycles around the world, together with a direct comparison of those cycles.


Transient Cycles Emission Regulations Diesel Engine Behavior Exhaust Pollutants Transient Operation Engine Certification

Authors and affiliations

  • Evangelos G.¬†Giakoumis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thermal Engineering, School of Mechanical EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49033-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49034-2
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