Introduction to basic concepts, operating maps and work processes of internal combustion engines. Thermodynamic analysis and design, scavenging methods, heat transfer mechanisms, turbulent flow field in combustion chambers, turbocharging. Energy systemic role of IC engines: conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion systems and decentralized power generation.
The students learn the basic concepts of an internal combustion engine by means of the topics mentioned in the abstract. This knowledge is applied in several calculation exercises and two lab exercises at the engine test bench. The students get an insight in alternative power train systems.
J. Heywood, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, McGraw-Hill
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
The performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examination
written 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examination
The student is encouraged to participate in a mid-semester examination based on the lecture and laboratory exercise topics which counts 25% to the final grade, if it serves as improvement. The student is allowed to use 2 page A4 (1 sheet doublesided) with notes written by his own hand (no prints). This exam is intended to support the very basic understanding of the lecture material.
6 pages A4 (3 sheets double sided) with notes written by the student by his own hand (no prints).
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.