|Author: || Gordon P. Blair |
|Title: ||Design and Simulation of Two-Stroke Engines|
|Date: || February 1996 |
|Published:|| SAE R-161, ISBN 1-56091-685-0 |
SAE originally published author Gordon Blair's The Basic Design of Two-Stroke Engines in 1990. Since
that time, Professor Blair has developed substantive new theories related to the two-stroke engine. His
work has been so extensive in this area that it became necessary to publish a greatly expanded book on the
topic. The changes were such that the book could not merely be called a "second edition".
Design and Simulation of Two-Stroke Engines discusses principles of automotive design which are
specific to this engine type. The book includes new theory, which the author has developed, that has not
been published before, particularly in relation to two-stroke engines, including: unsteady gas flow in
engine ducting; scavenging flow within the cylinder; two-zone combustion to compute exhaust emissions;
computation of intake and exhaust sound pressure levels; discharge coefficients or ports and valves.
Design and Simulation of Two-Stroke Engines is a unique hands-on information source. The author,
having designed and developed many two-stroke engines, offers practical and empirical assistance to the
engine designer on an array of topics ranging from porting layout, to combustion chamber profile, to tuned
exhaust pipes. The information presented extends from the most fundamental theory to pragmatic design,
development, and experimental testing issues.
Chapters cover: Introduction to the Two-Stroke Engine; Gas Flow through Two-Stroke Engines; Scavenging the
Two-Stroke Engine; Combustion in Two-Stroke Engines; Computer Modeling of Engines; Empirical Assistance for
the Designer; Reduction of Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Emissions; and Reduction of Noise Emission from
Design and Simulation of Two-Stroke Engines explains in great detail the theoretical fundamentals, as
newly developed by the author, of unsteady gas flow, combustion, and scavenging. This has resulted in two
engine simulation models and a set of computer software programs whic h are described and demonstrated in
the book. The models are sold separately, and the book is available with or without the companion set of
About the Author
A world-renowned expert on the two-stroke cycle engine, Dr. Gordon P. Blair is
currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Queen's University of Belfast. Professor Blair has
served the University as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and as Pro-Vice-Chancellor. In addition to his
teaching and research work at the University. Professor Blair has been a consultant for many well-known
companies such as Ford, General Motors, Mercury Marine, Volvo, and Yamaha. He has been named a Fellow of
the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Royal Academy of
Engineering. Professor Blair has been recognized by Her Majesty The Queen by the award of a CBE (Commander
of the Order of the British Empire).
You may obtain this hardbound book at the
SAE International website.