Characteristics and Control of Low Temperature Combustion Engines

Employing Gasoline, Ethanol and Methanol

  • Rakesh Kumar Maurya

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 519-544

About this book


This book deals with novel advanced engine combustion technologies having potential of high fuel conversion efficiency along with ultralow NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions. It offers insight into advanced combustion modes for efficient utilization of gasoline like fuels. Fundamentals of various advanced low temperature combustion (LTC) systems such as HCCI, PCCI, PPC and RCCI engines and their fuel quality requirements are also discussed. Detailed performance, combustion and emissions characteristics of futuristic engine technologies such as PPC and RCCI employing conventional as well as alternative fuels are analyzed and discussed. Special emphasis is placed on soot particle number emission characterization, high load limiting constraints, and fuel effects on combustion characteristics in LTC engines.  For closed loop combustion control of LTC engines, sensors, actuators and control strategies are also discussed. The book should prove useful to a broad audience, including graduate students, researchers, and professionals.

Offers novel technologies for improved and efficient utilization of gasoline like fuels;

Deals with most advanced and futuristic engine combustion modes such as PPC and RCCI;

Comprehensible presentation of the performance, combustion and emissions characteristics of low temperature combustion (LTC) engines;

Deals with closed loop combustion control of advanced LTC engines;

State-of-the-art technology book that concisely summarizes the recent advancements in LTC technology.


Combustion Engine Compression Ignition Ethanol Methanol HCCI RCCI LTC Diesel engine Particulate Fossil Fuel Emissions Biofuel

Authors and affiliations

  • Rakesh Kumar Maurya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology RoparRupnagarIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68507-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68508-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-063X
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