Future Engines with Fully Variable Valve Trains

Future Engines with Fully Variable Valve Trains describes the historical migration of valve train systems to the point where they stand today. It then opens the discussion on FVVT s and their requirements and limitations. Control strategies are discussed and methods of valve transition between more conventional methods of spark ignition and compression ignition into alternative methods of combustion such as controlled auto-ignition and homogeneous charge compression ignition. FVVT-engines will see widespread application in vehicles from 2008 onwards. This book represents an opportunity to have a major input early on in FVVT-engine education and development. Future Engines with Fully Variable Valve Trains is aimed at powertrain development, powertrain control and powertrain combustion engineers in gasoline and diesel engine applications. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: * Poppet valves and fixed camshafts, Operation, advantages and disadvantages * Mechanical valve actuated systems cylinder deactivation, cam profile switching, valve phasing systems * Fully variable valve trains (FVVT) electronically actuated systems, electromagnetic systems, electrohydraulic systems * Advanced FVVT operation spark ignition engines, compression ignition engines, fuel economy and emissions control * Advanced combustion controlled auto-ignition, homogeneous charge compression ignition * Alternative fuels and controlled hydrogen combustion, fuel economy and emissions control * Valve strategies and transition control diagnostics, single cylinder work.