From the reviews:
“This English translation … provides a good overview of the state of the art of modern diesel technology, manufacturing, and practice. … The 60 chapter contributors, almost all from German industries, provide good coverage of supercharging, fuel, injection systems, bearings, pistons, cooling, materials, lubrication, and emissions. … The handbook is a welcome addition to the existing resources on diesel engines and will be helpful to advanced students and practitioners in the field. Summing Up: Recommended. Mechanical engineering collections serving graduate students and above.” (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 48 (7), March, 2011)
Even today, the diesel engine remains the most economic internal combustion engine for vehicles, as well as for mobile and stationary machines. Also, when considering the issue of CO2 emission, the diesel engine holds a leading position in comparison to all other drive engines - especially when taking into account its flexibility, its capacity, overall emissions and robustness. To this English edition of the handbook, 58 eminent specialists have contributed.Compared with the previous edition, special emphasis is devoted to the subjects becoming more and more important, e.g. energy efficiency, exhaust-gas emission and aftercare, the fuel-injection process, electronic engine management as well, as conventional and alternative fuels. This unparalleled reference targets the specialist who is active in research and development or industrial practice, as well as students of mechanical engineering, mechatronics, electrical engineering and electronics who want to understand the function and the interaction within the complicated system comprising the diesel engine.