151-0251-00L  IC-Engines and Propulsion Systems I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersK. Boulouchos, G. Georges, P. Kyrtatos
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 60.

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction 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.
ObjectiveThe 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.
Lecture notesin English
LiteratureJ. Heywood, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, McGraw-Hill

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersK. Boulouchos, G. Georges, P. Kyrtatos
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe 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.
Written aids6 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.

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151-0251-00 VIC-Engines and Propulsion Systems I2 hrs
Tue10-12ML F 39 »
K. Boulouchos, G. Georges, P. Kyrtatos
151-0251-00 UIC-Engines and Propulsion Systems I1 hrs
Tue14-17IFW A 32.1 »
K. Boulouchos, G. Georges, P. Kyrtatos


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Places60 at the most
Waiting listuntil 14.10.2016
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 14.10.2016

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