Definitions for "ATDC"
Keywords:  piston, dead, stroke, evc, tdc
After Top Dead Centre
After Top Dead Sensor. The position of a piston as it begins it's intake or power stroke
or After Top Dead Center: Any position of the piston in the cylinder bore after its highest point in the stroke (TDC). ATDC is measured in degrees of crankshaft rotation after TDC. For example, the point at which the exhaust valve closes (EVC) may be indicated as 30-degrees ATDC. In other words, the exhaust valve would close 30 degrees after the beginning of the intake stroke (the intake stroke begins at TDC).