Brake Mean Effective Pressure   Volumetric Flow Rate  
  Indicated Mean Effective Pressure   Friction Mean Effective Pressure  
Compression/Expansion Ratio   Combustion   Pumping Losses   Mean Piston Speed   Total Bore Area   Volumetric Efficiency
  Gas Dynamics  


The preceding is an organizational chart showing how power is created with any reciprocating engine.

We will focus on typical 4-stroke engines, i.e. SI and CI engines, with or without forced induction, including Wankel engine and nitrous oxide use.

Click on a subject for more info. The chart is reproduced on every page. Each page explains the theory used for the POWER CALCULATOR and the DYNO SIMULATOR. It is recommended to begin with Power.