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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

ME50161: Internal combustion engine technology

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 20%, EX 80%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: ME50161 Re-assessment Only (where allowed by programme regulations)
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Click here for further information 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 developments.

Problem solving, numeracy, written communication (taught and assessed), working independently.

Thermodynamic and mechanical principals; 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.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

ME50161 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • TEME-AFM05 : MSc Automotive Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1

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