Konstantinos Boulouchos: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019
|Name||Prof. em. Dr. Konstantinos Boulouchos|
|Field||Aerothermochemie und Verbrennungssysteme|
|Department||Mechanical and Process Engineering|
|151-0251-00L||IC-Engines: Principles, Thermodynamic Optimization and Applications |
Number of participants limited to 60.
|4 credits||2V + 1U||K. Boulouchos, C. Barro, G. Georges|
|Abstract||Introduction to characteristic parameters, operating maps and classification of internal combustion engines (ICE). Engine process thermodynamic, simplified simulations of the engine process, heat transfer in IC-engines, turbocharging and waste heat recovery systems. Fields of applications of IC-engines in transportation (incl. hybrid powertrains) and decentralized cogeneration of power and heat.|
|Objective||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 powertrain systems.|
|Lecture notes||in English|
|Literature||J. Heywood, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, McGraw-Hill|
|151-0293-00L||Combustion and Reactive Processes in Energy and Materials Technology||4 credits||2V + 1U + 2A||K. Boulouchos, F. Ernst, N. Noiray, Y. Wright|
|Abstract||The students should become familiar with the fundamentals and with application examples of chemically reactive processes in energy conversion (combustion engines in particular) as well as the synthesis of new materials.|
|Objective||The students should become familiar with the fundamentals and with application examples of chemically reactive processes in energy conversion (combustion engines in particular) as well as the synthesis of new materials. The lecture is part of the focus "Energy, Flows & Processes" on the Bachelor level and is recommended as a basis for a future Master in the area of energy. It is also a facultative lecture on Master level in Energy Science and Technology and Process Engineering.|
|Content||Reaction kinetics, fuel oxidation mechanisms, premixed and diffusion laminar flames, two-phase-flows, turbulence and turbulent combustion, pollutant formation, applications in combustion engines. Synthesis of materials in flame processes: particles, pigments and nanoparticles. Fundamentals of design and optimization of flame reactors, effect of reactant mixing on product characteristics. Tailoring of products made in flame spray pyrolysis.|
|Lecture notes||No script available. Instead, material will be provided in lecture slides and the following text book (which can be downloaded for free) will be followed:|
J. Warnatz, U. Maas, R.W. Dibble, "Combustion:Physical and Chemical Fundamentals, Modeling and Simulation, Experiments, Pollutant Formation", Springer-Verlag, 1997.
Teaching language, assignments and lecture slides in English
|Literature||J. Warnatz, U. Maas, R.W. Dibble, "Combustion:Physical and Chemical Fundamentals, Modeling and Simulation, Experiments, Pollutant Formation", Springer-Verlag, 1997.|
I. Glassman, Combustion, 3rd edition, Academic Press, 1996.
|151-1053-00L||Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics||0 credits||2K||P. Jenny, R. S. Abhari, K. Boulouchos, G. Haller, C. Müller, N. Noiray, D. Poulikakos, H.‑M. Prasser, T. Rösgen, A. Steinfeld|
|Abstract||Current advanced research activities in the areas of thermo- and fluid dynamics are presented and discussed, mostly by external speakers.|
|Objective||Knowledge of advanced research in the areas of thermo- and fluid dynamics|
|166-0200-00L||Technology Potential: Powertrain, Systems and Energy Carriers |
Only for MAS in Future Transport Systems and CAS in Future Transport Systems: Technology Potential.
|4 credits||3G||K. Boulouchos, G. Georges|
|Abstract||The module provides a foundation in the current situation and short- and middle-term development directions of powertrain and automotive engineering in the context of passenger & goods transport. Corresponding energy sources and resulting consequences for the energy system are addressed. Participants will be enabled to identify potentials of these technologies and apply them to concrete problems.|
|Objective||Familiarity with conventional and alternative powertrain and automotive systems for future sustainable mobility, and the ability to identify and deploy their potential to address concrete problems.|
|Content||- Drive component efficiency rates and core fields|
- Drive and non-drive energy flow / Vehicle "driving resistance"
- Energy chains (operating power only) and CO2 emissions to primary energy
|Lecture notes||Distributed at start of module|
|Literature||Distributed at start of module|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Announced to students of the of the MAS / CAS at the beginning of the term|
|701-0901-00L||ETH Week 2019: Rethinking Mobility |
All ETH Bachelor`s, Master`s and exchange students can take part in the ETH week. No prior knowledge is required
|1 credit||3S||R. Knutti, K. Boulouchos, C. Bratrich, S. Brusoni, A. Cabello Llamas, E. Chatzi, M. Chli, F. Corman, E. Frazzoli, G. Georges, C. Onder, V. Wood|
|Abstract||ETH Week is an innovative one-week course designed to foster critical thinking and creative learning. Students from all departments as well as professors and external experts will work together in interdisciplinary teams. They will develop interventions that could play a role in solving some of our most pressing global challenges. In 2019, ETH Week will focus on the topic of mobility.|
|Objective||- Domain specific knowledge: Students have immersed knowledge about a certain complex, societal topic which will be selected every year. They understand the complex system context of the current topic, by comprehending its scientific, technical, political, social, ecological and economic perspectives.|
- Analytical skills: The ETH Week participants are able to structure complex problems systematically using selected methods. They are able to acquire further knowledge and to critically analyse the knowledge in interdisciplinary groups and with experts and the help of team tutors.
- Design skills: The students are able to use their knowledge and skills to develop concrete approaches for problem solving and decision making to a selected problem statement, critically reflect these approaches, assess their feasibility, to transfer them into a concrete form (physical model, prototypes, strategy paper, etc.) and to present this work in a creative way (role-plays, videos, exhibitions, etc.).
- Self-competence: The students are able to plan their work effectively, efficiently and autonomously. By considering approaches from different disciplines they are able to make a judgment and form a personal opinion. In exchange with non-academic partners from business, politics, administration, nongovernmental organisations and media they are able to communicate appropriately, present their results professionally and creatively and convince a critical audience.
- Social competence: The students are able to work in multidisciplinary teams, i.e. they can reflect critically their own discipline, debate with students from other disciplines and experts in a critical-constructive and respectful way and can relate their own positions to different intellectual approaches. They can assess how far they are able to actively make a contribution to society by using their personal and professional talents and skills and as "Change Agents".
|Content||The week is mainly about problem solving and design thinking applied to the complex world of energy. During ETH Week students will have the opportunity to work in small interdisciplinary groups, allowing them to critically analyse both their own approaches and those of other disciplines, and to integrate these into their work. |
While deepening their knowledge about energy production, distribution and storage, students will be introduced to various methods and tools for generating creative ideas and understand how different people are affected by each part of the system. In addition to lectures and literature, students will acquire knowledge via excursions into the real world, empirical observations, and conversations with researchers and experts.
A key attribute of the ETH Week is that students are expected to find their own problem, rather than just solve the problem that has been handed to them.
Therefore, the first three days of the week will concentrate on identifying a problem the individual teams will work on, while the last two days are focused on generating solutions and communicating the team's ideas.
|Prerequisites / Notice||No prerequisites. Programme is open to Bachelor and Masters from all ETH Departments. All students must apply through a competitive application process at www.ethz.ch/ethweek. Participation is subject to successful selection through this competitive process.|