About the Book
The objective of writing this text book exclusively is to fill the
vacuum which exists in absence of an exclusive text book on the subject. This
book has been written to meet exhaustively the requirements of various B.E.,
B.Tech & M.E., M.Tech syllabi of various Indian universities. This book is
divided in 8 chapters starting from basics of internal combustion engine to
advancement and recent trends in IC Engine. This book is the outcome of many
years of teaching of Advanced IC Engine subject and it is intended to serve as
a reference for researchers and engineers.
We sincerely hope that this
book can also be used as reference material for the teaching fraternity. We
hope that the book is complete in all respects. However in any case, if it
lacks certain information, authors may be contacted for constructive comments.
∑ The subject matter is arranged sequentially and presented in
a very simple and systematic manner.
∑ Review questions are given in each chapter to help the
students for their examinations. Each chapter of the book contains suitable diagrams
with clear explanations.
∑ A large number of worked out
examples are provided in Testing of IC Engine Chapter.
K. Sudhakar obtained his B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Government College of
Engineering, Salem, Madras University and M.Tech in Energy Management from
School of Energy & Environment Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, and
Ph.D from Centre for Energy and Environmental Science and Technology, CEESAT,
National Institute of Technology; Tiruchirapalli, India. He is a certified
Energy Manager & Auditor by BEE. He was awarded Senior Research fellowship
from DST. Govt. of India for Doctoral Research and Young Scientist Award by
Madhya Pradesh State Council of Science and Technology for his contribution in
the field of Climate Change. He is Recipient of brightest Young Climate leader
by British council, New Delhi. He has been actively involved in teaching &
research in the area of Energy & Environment. His major research areas
include Carbon Sequestration, Green Technology, Alternate fuels, Hydrogen fuel
cell, nano and organic Solar cells, Solar Water Purification/desalination
systems, Solar Thermal & PV, Energy modeling, Hybrid Energy systems; Exergy
Analysis, Energy Conservation and management. He has published many research
papers (around 70) both in referred national and international journals and
conferences proceedings. He has been keynote speaker and resource person at
several International and National conferences. He has visited several
countries like Thailand, Srilanka, Indonesia for his research work. He has
delivered several invited lectures in reputed institutes. He is currently
working as Assistant Professor in Department of Energy at Maulana Azad National
Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal.
Dr. Anil Kumar presently works as Assistant Professor in Department of Energy, Maulana
Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, India. Before joining
MANIT, Bhopal, he was working as Lecturer in Department of Mechanical
Engineering in Department of Mechanical Enggineering, University Institute of
Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal (MP State
Technological University). He has more than ten years of research and teaching
experience in higher technical education.
holds bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering followed by M.Tech. in Energy
Technology and Ph.D. degree in solar thermal technologies from Indian Institute
of Technology Delhi. Dr. Kumar's main area of interest is solar thermal
technology, distribution of energy generation, clean energy technologies and
application in buildings. He has published several books like, 'Energy
Environment Ecology and Society', 'Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering',
Environmental Science: Fundamental, Ethics and Laws and ĎAdvanced Internal Combustion Engines'. Dr. Kumar has
published more than 46 research articles in journals and at International
conferences and also 01 patent in his credit. Presently Dr. Kumar serves as
reviewer to various international journals. In his tenure at MANIT, he has
supervised ten M.Tech. students and is supervising six PhD. students. Dr. Kumar
has carried various experimental projects in the area of solar water heating,
solar drying for different crops, active and passive greenhouse dryer, solar collector
assisted greenhouse dryers, and ground heat exchangers.