Advances in  Automobile Engineering

Advances in Automobile Engineering
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Commentary Article - (2022)Volume 11, Issue 3

Short Note on Automotive Engine Performance

Farrukh Abdullah*
*Correspondence: Farrukh Abdullah, Department of Automatic Control, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan, Email:

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The examination of automotive engines' performance is necessary for their cost-effective operation. The method or criteria for evaluating engine performance include determining engine power and torque while taking into account the engine stroke, engine speed, mean effective pressure, and bore-all of which have an impact on horsepower and performance, and if possible, efficiency, which means getting the most power with the least amount of fuel. The relationship between the overall energy contained in the fuel and the quantity of energy used to do meaningful work is known as engine efficiency in thermal engines. Thermal engines are divided into two categories:

Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) (gasoline, diesel and gas turbine-Brayton cycle engines) and engines with an external combustion chamber (steam piston, steam turbine, and the stirling cycle engine). Each of these engines has its own set of thermal efficiency characteristics. The fuel efficiency of a vehicle is influenced by engine efficiency, transmission design, and tyre design.

Performance indicators

The following are some of the most common engine performance indicators:

Power (kW): Power (kW) is a measurement of how much torque can be applied in a certain amount of time.

Torque (Nm): The rotating force of an engine, which is related to vehicle driveability.

Mean effective pressure (bar): It allows torque output per unit displacement to be compared.

Specific fuel consumption (g/kWhr): The amount of fuel consumed in grammes per kWhr of power generated at a given engine speed and load. The less gasoline that must be carried at any particular moment in a competition, the lower the fuel consumption.

Compression pressure in use

• Ignition timing is a term used to describe how long it takes for a timing of the valves.

• Adjusting the fuel mixture.

• Mechanical circumstances.

• The condition of the piston rings and cylinders.

• Bearings that have been adequately maintained.

• Lubrication.

Increase engine power and performance

America is the land of fast vehicles and unrestricted freedom. Now that it's been brought up, there's almost certainly a link between America's love of fast vehicles and its love of liberty. Cars provide a unique sense of liberation. A car allows people to go wherever they want, whenever they want. Consider when you first earned your driver's licence as a teen. That small piece of paper symbolised the freedom to go places without relying on your parents or friends to transport you. When the top of the convertible is down, the feeling of freedom is enhanced (or even just the windows). When you open up on a back road and let your engine show off all of its power, that feeling is amplified even more. Liberties and opportunities Few things can match the sensation of freedom and joy that increasing engine power, performance, torque, and fuel efficiency can provide. People have had essentially two paths to pursue increased engine power and performance since the invention of the automobile. You could either learn how to perform complex updates and enhancements on your own or hire someone to do it for you. You might also hire someone to perform difficult upgrades and enhancements for you. There is now a more convenient option. But, before we go into the future of increasing horsepower, let's take a look at three of the most common ways to improve engine power, torque, and performance. To begin, realise that an engine's power comes from the combustion of fuel. The combustion process generates energy, which your engine converts into horsepower and torque.

• By adding cold air intake, the temperature of the air entering the engine will be lowered, and the restriction will be reduced. This is a reasonably simple alteration to make to your car, and the additional air enhances burn, allowing you to burn more petrol. A cold air inlet can increase horsepower by up to ten percent.

• The efficiency of air leaving the system can be improved by changing the exhaust system. The more efficiently the air exits, the more efficiently it can enter. This can improve engine performance in the same manner that a cold air intake may. The concept is straightforward: increasing oxygen levels allows for a more efficient burn. This can only add a few horsepower to your engine.

• Adding a turbocharger is an expensive upgrade that can improve power by up to 50 horsepower. Turbochargers inject air and fuel into the system at a quicker rate than would otherwise be possible. More oxygen equals a better burn once again. Adding a turbocharger frequently necessitates further upgrades to keep up with the increased performance, which can be costly. There are more techniques to enhance power and torque, but these three are the most frequent and provide a powerful increase with no effort. However, there is now a simpler way to increase engine power by up to 11 horsepower that anyone can accomplish without any prior experience.

Author Info

Farrukh Abdullah*
Department of Automatic Control, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan

Citation: Abdullah F (2022) Short Note on Automotive Engine Performance. Adv Automob Eng. 11:190.

Received: 13-Apr-2022, Manuscript No. AAE-22-16996; Editor assigned: 18-Apr-2022, Pre QC No. AAE-22-16996 (PQ); Reviewed: 02-May-2022, QC No. AAE-22-16996; Revised: 06-May-2022, Manuscript No. AAE-22-16996 (R); Published: 16-May-2022 , DOI: 10.35248/2167-7670.22.11.190

Copyright: © 2022 Abdullah F. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.