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ME50161: Internal combustion engine technology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (CW 20%)
  • Examination (EX 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: ME50161 Mandatory Extra Work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions 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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME50161 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.