Best Reference Books – Spark Ignition Engines

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We have compiled a list of Best Reference Books on Spark Ignition Engines Subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges.

Here is the full list of best reference books on Spark Ignition Engines.

We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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1. “Combustion Engines Processes” by L C Litchy

“Combustion Engines Processes” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for the newcomers to this field of engineering. It is an old text book but it is well written. The text is worth it for anyone that is inclined towards learning more about combustion engines or just as a refresher or simple reference book. It starts from the fundamentals and goes in depth using very simple language so that the readers understand well. It extensively uses diagrams for the pictorial representation of the engines. It also provides some case studies by some very well known people in the field.

2. “Internal Combustion Engines and Air Pollution” by E F Obert

“Internal Combustion Engines and Air Pollution” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for the students interested in technology and have an inclination towards mechanics. It tries to explain the detailed mechanism of the combustion engines. It is divided into chapters where each chapter strictly concentrates on a part and its working. The chapters talk about the working, construction and the way with which they are connected to the other parts of the engine. It uses diagrams to explain the working and construction of the small parts which helps the readers to understand the mechanism. The book also discusses the issues faced in the industry. The main issue covered in the text is air pollution caused due to the combustion that takes place in the engines. It also provides remedies to control pollution.

3. “The High Speed I C Engine” by H R Ricardo

“The High Speed I C Engine” Book Review: The book is a finely written text which helps the readers to master the working of the internal-combustion engines. The book provides theoretical knowledge about the working of the engine using the diagrams as the medium. It also presents some work on fuels and developments in mechanical design, in addition to the well-established chapters on diesel and gasoline combustion, and components. This is the edited version, which includes a lot of advanced knowledge. The book also discusses the different issues faced in the industry and tries to provide solutions to it.

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4. “Mixture Formation in Spark Ignition Engines” by Walter Bohme and Hans Peter Lenz

“Mixture Formation in Spark Ignition Engines” Book Review: The book is designed for students pursuing their post graduation in this field. It is used by students as well as the people working in the industry. it is very smartly divided into chapters. The chapters start from the fundamentals and talk about the detailed working of each part of the engines. It presents case studies by very well known people from the industry. It also explains some real time issues faced in the industries and provides the solution to them.

5. “Fuel Economy: In Road Vehicles Powered by Spark Ignition Engines” by George S Springer

“Fuel Economy: In Road Vehicles Powered by Spark Ignition Engines” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for students pursuing post graduation in this field. It tries to express the concern about the reduced availability of fuels and also highlights the future issues which will be faced in the automobiles industry. Through it’s theoretical literature it explains the ways to reduce the use of fuel by different efficient ways viz. increased engine performance, reduced friction, use of lightweight materials, reduced aerodynamic drag, etc. It showcases some of the case studies in the field. The amount of text included in the book is enough for a newcomer to become well versed with the topics and the field.

6. “Quasi-Dimensional Simulation of Spark Ignition Engines” by Asok K Sen

“Quasi-Dimensional Simulation of Spark Ignition Engines” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for students in engineering and gives an interest in the field. It’s mainly based on simulations that are developed in research groups. It is basically a compilation of the important parts of the engine required for the computer simulation. It uses charts and tables extensively for better understanding of the readers. It uses diagrams for explanation of intricate parts of the engine. It potentially leads to new design and control alternatives for lowering emissions and expanding the operation limits of spark ignition engines.

7. “Spark Plug Fuel Direct Injection Natural Gas Engine” by Mohamad Taib Iskandar

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“Spark Plug Fuel Direct Injection Natural Gas Engine” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for students pursuing engineering in the field of automobiles. It is used as a reference book by many newcomers. Natural gas is used on a very large scale in the automobile engines. It tries to explain that the resources are minimum and we need to use them sparingly i.e. we use natural gas instead of fuels like petrol and diesel. It also gives the solution to the major issue faced by using natural gas as a substitute and that is reduction in power. It explains how we can bring the power at par to the power obtained by petrol and diesel. It explores the development of SPFI and initial engine test which was carried out in a single cylinder engine.

8. “Internal Combustion Engines: A Detailed Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Spark and Compression Ignition Engines, Their Design and Development” by
Rowland S Benson

“Internal Combustion Engines: A Detailed Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Spark and Compression Ignition Engines, Their Design and Development” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for engineering students. It starts with briefly explaining about thermodynamics which is of great use for students to understand the combustion. It also discusses gas dynamics. The text also includes air standard cycle and combustion in spark along with the compression ignition engines. It uses charts and tables to explain the various form of combustion and the properties of each type of combustion. It also uses diagrams as and when required. It is also divided into chapters very smartly, it also includes some problem statements related to the chapter.

9. “INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES” by Ganesan

“INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES” Book Review: The book is designed for students pursuing their higher education in this field. It helps a reader who has a sort of background created in this field. It explains each and every part in detail. It has dedicated a chapter to each part, it presents analysis of air standard cycles, fuel air cycles, and actual cycles. Few chapters primarily focus on fuels and their combustion and also provide some better options for fuels. It also mentions lubrication and the coolant to be used in order to keep the engine in a healthy condition. It also talks about advantages and disadvantages of two-stroke engines. The key feature of this book is that it uses a lot of diagrams of the parts that have been talked about which helps the reader to understand the working and the structure of the engine.

10. “The Early Days Of Motors And Motor-Driving – Ignition In Petrol Engines” by J Ernest Hutton

“The Early Days Of Motors And Motor-Driving – Ignition In Petrol Engines” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for the students and the people already indulged in the industry. It mainly helps the readers to clear their concepts about the simple motors and hence builds a strong foundation to understand the construction and the working of the complex engines which are used in the real world. The book basically starts with the basics of physics and gradually introduces the topic of motor ignition using fuel. It also provides a lot of theoretical text which makes it easy to understand. The author also provides a lot of practical knowledge by including the real-time problems faced in the industry and also provides solutions to it.

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these books – “Combustion Engines Processes” by L C Litchy, “Internal Combustion Engines and Air Pollution” by E F Obert, “The High Speed I.C. Engine” by H R Ricardo, “Mixture Formation in Spark Ignition Engines” by Walter Bohme and Hans Peter Lenz, “Fuel Economy: In Road Vehicles Powered by Spark Ignition Engines” by George S Springer, “Quasi-Dimensional Simulation of Spark Ignition Engines” by Asok K Sen, “Spark Plug Fuel Direct Injection Natural Gas Engine” by Mohamad Taib Iskandar, “Internal Combustion Engines: A Detailed Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Spark and Compression Ignition Engines, Their Design and Development” by Rowland S Benson, “INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES” by Ganesan, “The Early Days Of Motors And Motor-Driving – Ignition In Petrol Engines” by J Ernest Hutton – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

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Manish Bhojasia, a technology veteran with 20+ years @ Cisco & Wipro, is Founder and CTO at Sanfoundry. He is Linux Kernel Developer & SAN Architect and is passionate about competency developments in these areas. He lives in Bangalore and delivers focused training sessions to IT professionals in Linux Kernel, Linux Debugging, Linux Device Drivers, Linux Networking, Linux Storage, Advanced C Programming, SAN Storage Technologies, SCSI Internals & Storage Protocols such as iSCSI & Fiber Channel. Stay connected with him @ LinkedIn