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ME30037: Internal combustion engine technology

[Page last updated: 27 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ME30037 Re-Assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To examine the technology, operation and application of IC engines.
To analyse the criteria governing IC engine design, performance, combustion and emissions.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Discuss the parameters that define IC engine performance.
* Identify the distinct operating characteristics of different classifications of IC engines.
* Understand and predict the thermodynamic and mechanical constrains governing design.
* Explain the environmental issues concerning future IC engine development.

Skills:
Problem solving; numeracy; working independently.

Content:
Thermodynamic and mechanical principles; combustion and fuels; spark and compression ignition engines; turbocharging; fuelling systems; induction, in-cylinder and exhaust processes; emission formation and reduction/prevention; automotive emission legislation; case studies; introduction to IC engine simulation techniques. Topics for self study that could be examined.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME30037 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

ME30037 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 5)

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