Mechanical Engineering

Internal Combustion Engines

Internal Combustion Engines
Fundamental operating characteristics of internal combustion engines, spark and compression ignition. Thermodynamic cycle analysis, performance and emissions characterization, and dynamometer testing on CFR and production engines.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesME EN 321
 ProgramsContaining ME EN 425
Course Outcomes: 

Engine Parts and Functionality

A knowledge of internal combustion engine parts and their functionality.

Performance Metrics

The ability to calculate industrial standard internal combustion engine performance metrics.

Engine Cycle and Thermodynamic Modeling

An understanding of the internal combustion engine cycle and the ability to create and analyze a zero dimensional thermodynamic model.

Fundamentals of Combustion and Engine Performance

Understand the fundamentals of combustion such as flame temperature, flame stoichiometry, and flame speed and how combustion is coupled to engine performance.

Pollutant Formation and Control

Understand how the major pollutants of internal combustion engines are formed and controlled.