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Academic year
MTF240 - Internal combustion engines
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-17 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAUT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Shipping and Marine Technology, Engineering Physics
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C
Maximum participants: 80

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0199 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   30 Oct 2014 pm M,  05 Jan 2015 pm M,  24 Aug 2015 pm M

In programs

MPAUT AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)
MPNAV NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND OCEAN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPMAR MARITIME MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Sven B Andersson


Course evaluation:

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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic course in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Aim

The course aims at providing fundamental knowledge of engines that are used in ground vehicles, which provide mechanical energy for vehicle propulsion. The course focuses on the end problem; the overall characteristics of energy conversion and transmission. A review of the fundamental principles that govern engine design and operation will be given and how the operating characteristics - power, efficiency and emissions depend on major engine design and operating variables.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

¿  explain the character of torque and power of an internal combustion engine.
¿  describe and explain major phenomena going on in an internal combustion engine, such as gas exchange, combustion and emissions formation.

Content

The course is a basic course in Internal Combustion Engines that provides the student with sufficient knowledge to take active part in design and development work within the automotive industry.

Organisation

The course is organized as a lecture based course complemented with two assignments. There are also some minor exercises, an engine lab and an engine dismantling lab.

Literature

Two books can be used: Richard Stone, Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines, 4th Edition, SAE International 2012, ISBN 978-0-7680-2084-7, or John B. Heywood, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, McGraw-Hill 1988, ISBN 0-07-100499-8. Both books are good, but the Stone book will be used as the primary text book since it is a much later edition and thus contains recent engine data. The Heywood book is better in som aspects but a bit old. Additional technical papers and classroom notes (lecture hand-outs) are used as supplementary text.

Examination

There is a midterm, where some problem solving is tested, and a written final exam. Participation in lab exercises and completed assignments will be a pre-requisite for the exam.


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