About the Book
The Applied Thermodynamics book helps you to understand the various concepts used in the applications of
thermodynamics, such as IC engines, SI engines, and CI engines. This book also explains concepts like IC engine
systems and positive displacement compressors. The concepts in this book are presented in such a manner that they
are self-explanatory. Moreover, numerous examples are included wherever relevant to further elucidate the concepts.
Highlights of the Book
Learning about the basics of IC engines, heat engines, and EC engines and IC engine construction -
components and materials, engine nomenclature, valve timing diagram, intake and exhaust system, engine
classification, applications, Fuel air cycle and actual cycle, assumptions, comparison with air standard cycle,
effect of variables on performance, and various losses.
Learning about SI engines; theory of carburetion; types of carburetors; electronic fuel injection system;
combustion in spark ignition engines; stages of combustion, flame propagation, rate of pressure rise, abnormal
combustion, and phenomenon of detonation in SI engines; effect of engine variables on detonation, combustion
chambers, and rating of fuels in SI engines; and additives.
Learning about CI engines; fuel supply system; types of fuel pumps; injector and distribution systems;
combustion in compression ignition engines; stages of combustion, factors affecting combustion, and
phenomenon of knocking in CI engines; effect of knocking, methods of knock control, types of combustion
chambers, and rating of fuels in CI engines; dopes and additives; and comparison of knocking in SI and
Learning about the testing of IC engines; and various performance parameters for IC engines - indicated power,
brake power, friction power, SFC, AF ratio etc. Methods to determine various performance parameters,
characteristic curves, heat balance sheet, and supercharging and turbo-charging methods and their Imitations
Learning about IC engine systems, cooling system, lubrication system, ignition system, governing system,
starting system, IC engine emissions and control, air pollution due to IC engines and its effect, emissions from
petrol/gas and diesel engines, sources of emissions, euro norms, Bharat stage norms, and emission control
methods for SI and CI engines.
Learning about positive displacement compressors; reciprocating compressor; single stage compressor -
computation of work done, isothermal efficiency, effect of clearance volume, volumetric efficiency, free air
delivery, and theoretical and actual indicator diagram; multi stage compressor - computation of work done,
volumetric efficiency, condition for maximum efficiency, and inter-cooling and after cooling; capacity control of
compressors; and rotary compressors and its classification.