The work presented describes the development of an interactive model to simulate
a direct injection diesel engine under both steady and transient conditions, based on
the application of concurrent process computing methods. Starting with the
modelling of the engine under steady operating conditions, in which induction,
injection, air entrainment, fuel air mixing, combustion, emission and mechanical
friction processes are considered, the fuel pump, governor, engine crankshaft and
external load dynamics are also investigated to model the transient behaviour of the
engine and its associated load. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
People's Republic of China, Government. British Council.