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.
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.
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 an interim examination based on the lecture and laboratory exercise topics which counts 20% to the final grade, if it serves as improvement. This exam will take place roughly around the mid of the semester and is intended to support the very basic understanding of the lecture material.
The student is allowed to use 2 pages A4 (1 sheet double-sided) with notes written by her/his own hand (no prints).
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.