THERMAL ENGINES FOR TRACTION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The purpose is to present a based of the fundamental principles which govern internal combustion engine design and operation
Course contents summary
Engine types and their operation. Characteristic parameters: indicated work per cycle; mean effective pressure; brake torque; power; specific fuel consumption; efficiency; volumetric efficiency. Relations between performance parameters. Ideal models for engine cycles (Beau de Roches, Diesel, Sabathé). Combustion in spark ignition engines. Combustion in Diesel engines. Spark ignition engine fuel metering. Fuel injection systems for Diesel engine. Importance of heat transfer. Gas exchange process phenomena. Pollutants formation and control. Supercharging and turbocharging. Vehicle applications: hydrostatic transmissions. Description of mathematical models for the simulation of : Diesel engine; fuel injection diesel engine; Spark ignition engines.
J. B. Heywood – Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals – McGraw-Hill
R. Stone – Introduction to Internal Combustion Engine – MacMilliam
C. F. Taylor – Internal Combustion Engine in theory and practice - Cambridge
G. P. Blair – Advances in two-stroke cycle engine technology – Warrendale
G. P. Blair – The basic design of two-stroke engines – WarrendaleG. P. Blair – Design and simulation of four-stroke engines - Warrendale
Dismantle of an engine and analysis of the components
The exam is based on an oral conversation.