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MTF225 - Internal combustion engines advanced
Förbränningsmotorteknik, fortsättningskurs
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-20 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, Engineering Physics

Teaching language: English
Application code: 06111
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: D
Maximum participants: 50

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0198 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   02 Jun 2021 pm J,  10 Oct 2020 pm J_DATA,  18 Aug 2021 am J

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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

Internal Combustion Engines


The aim of the course is that students are to attain a deep understanding about internal combustion engines with regards to thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, combustion, sprays, engine control, emissions and exhaust after treatment. The course should give knowledge about numerical and experimental tools which can be used for engine development. Also trends in engine development will be discussed.

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

- Describe the physics behind engine modelling (0-D/1-D/3-D). Using a 0-D/1-D simulation code you should be able to predict engine performance for a simple engine
- Describe the physics behind gas exchange and charge motion and understand how engine performance is influenced
- Explain how and why engine performance and emissions are influenced by different engine operating parameters
- Explain why fuel sprays has become more and more important and to give an account of what parameters are most important for atomization
- Give an account of/describe different methods for exhaust after treatment
- Describe the difference between pre-mixed and diffusion combustion
- Explain how and why optical measurement methods are being used in engine research and development
- Give examples on different trends in engine development


The course contains the following parts:
- Engine modelling (0-D/1-D)
- Gas exchange
- Charge motion
- Fuel sprays
- Spark Ignited (SI) engines:
- Engine operating characteristics
- Combustion pre-mixed flames
- Compression Ignition (CI) engines:
- Engine operating characteristics
- Diffusion combustion
- Catalytic Converters
- Optical measurement methods
- Engine modelling 3-D - Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
- Trends in engine developments


- Lectures
- Assignments
- Laboratory exercise


John B. Heywood, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, McGraw-Hill 1988, ISBN 0-07-100499-8 and lecture handouts.

Examination including compulsory elements

- Laboratory exercise attendance
- Approved assignments
- Exam

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