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Characteristics and Control of Low Temperature Combustion Engines

Employing Gasoline, Ethanol and Methanol


Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Rakesh Kumar Maurya
    Pages 1-30
  3. Rakesh Kumar Maurya
    Pages 31-133
  4. Rakesh Kumar Maurya
    Pages 135-166
  5. Rakesh Kumar Maurya
    Pages 167-196
  6. Rakesh Kumar Maurya
    Pages 197-227
  7. Rakesh Kumar Maurya
    Pages 229-356
  8. Rakesh Kumar Maurya
    Pages 357-396
  9. Rakesh Kumar Maurya
    Pages 397-482
  10. Rakesh Kumar Maurya
    Pages 483-510
  11. Rakesh Kumar Maurya
    Pages 511-518
  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

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology RoparRupnagarIndia

About the authors

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Maurya is faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar since August 2013. Before joining IIT Ropar, he was working as Senior Research Associate (Pool Scientist- CSIR) at IIT Kanpur. He received his Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He received Early Career Research Award from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India, New Delhi. He is also a recipient of Young Scientist Award (2016) from International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability. He has served as a journal referee and committee member/session co-chair of international conferences on multiple occasions. He teaches and conducts research in the area of internal combustion engines. His areas of interest are low temperature engine combustion, alternative fuels, engine combustion diagnostics, engine instrumentation, combustion and emission control, particulate matter characterization, engine management systems, and philosophy of science.   

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Characteristics and Control of Low Temperature Combustion Engines
  • Book Subtitle Employing Gasoline, Ethanol and Methanol
  • Authors Rakesh Kumar Maurya
  • Series Title Mechanical Engineering Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Mechanical Engineering Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-68507-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88613-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-68508-3
  • Series ISSN 0941-5122
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-063X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 544
  • Number of Illustrations 24 b/w illustrations, 268 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engine Technology
    Automotive Engineering
    Fossil Fuels (incl. Carbon Capture)
    Energy Systems
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