« Back to Dictionary Index

Before Upper Dead Center (BUDC)

  1. Definition: BUDC refers to the position of the piston in an engine’s cylinder as it moves upward, just before it reaches the highest point of its travel, known as Upper Dead Center (UDC).
  2. Position: It occurs just before the piston reaches the top of its upward stroke.
  3. Significance:
  • This position is important in the context of engine timing and operation.
  • Similar to BTDC, timing events such as ignition or fuel injection may be referenced to positions like BUDC to ensure efficient combustion and engine performance.
  1. Usage:
  • In engines, the timing of various events, such as the opening or closing of valves, may be referenced to BUDC.
  • Ensuring precise timing relative to BUDC is crucial for optimizing engine efficiency and performance.
  1. Measurement: BUDC is typically measured in degrees of crankshaft rotation before the piston reaches UDC.
  2. Application: Accurate identification and use of BUDC is essential for engine tuning, performance optimization, and ensuring smooth engine operation.
« Back to Dictionary Index