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Syllabus for

Academic year
MTF241 - Internal combustion engines
Förbränningsmotorteknik
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAUT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Shipping and Marine Technology, Engineering Physics
Department: 30 - MECHANICS AND MARITIME SCIENCES


Teaching language: English
Application code: 06123
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C
Maximum participants: 85

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0120 Design exercise + laboratory 1,5c Grading: UG   1,5c    
0220 Examination 6,0c Grading: TH   6,0c   29 Oct 2020 pm J   05 Jan 2021 pm J,  23 Aug 2021 pm J

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:

Lucien Koopmans

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Theme:

Environment 1,5 hec


Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic course in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Aim

The course aims at providing fundamental knowledge of internal combustion engines. The principles that govern engine design and operation are presented, and it is shown how the operating characteristics, power, efficiency and emissions, depend on major engine design and operating conditions.

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

  • explain power, torque and efficiency characteristics of an internal combustion engine (and to some extent the entire powertrain).
  • describe and explain major phenomena going on in an internal combustion engine, such as gas exchange, combustion and emissions formation/reduction.
  • perform calculations on operating parameters, thermodynamic cycles and thermochemistry.
  • reflect on the role of internal combustion engines for transports in society as well as the emissions issue from both a sustainable and ethical perspective.

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.

The course is primarily related to three global sustainability goals, namely:

  • #3, good health and well-being, e.g. exhaust emissions
  • #7, affordable and clean energy, e.g. efficiency and CO2
  • #13, climate action, e.g. efficiency and CO2

Organisation

The course is organized as a lecture based course complemented with two technical assignments and an ethics assignment. There are also some minor exercises, an engine lab and an engine dismantling lab. There is a midterm test in the end of study week 3 (probably Saturday).

Literature

The primary text book is John B. Heywood, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, second edition, McGraw-Hill 2018, ISBN 978-1-260-11610-6. Additional technical papers and material shown during the lectures are used as course material.

Examination including compulsory elements

There is a midterm, where some problem solving is tested, and a written final exam. Participation in lab exercises and completed assignments is mandatory for passing the course. The midterm is not mandatory but is strongly recommended since a pass result facilitates the final exam.


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