Addresses the design, operation, performance, fuel requirements and environmental impact of modern internal combustion engines. Internal combustion engines are a rich resource for understanding many mechanical technologies and are relevant to local industry. Different types of internal combustion engines are addressed: spark-ignition, diesel, stratified-charge, and mixed-cycle engines. A literature review of a topic is undertaken and presented by small groups.
Ideal cycle analysis
Introduction to spark ignition and compression ignition (diesel) engines
Combustion and thermochemistry
Control of pollutants
Intake and exhaust processes
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||understand the features, technology, operation and performance of spark ignition and diesel engines, and their modern variants||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify advantages and disadvantages of the engine types in different applications||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse the generation of pollutants and their environmental impact||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||perform basic calculations relating to the performance and emissions of internal combustion engines||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||undertake and present the findings of a research project in the form of a literature review of a topic||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||understand the application of internal combustion engines in industry.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
- Pulkrabek, WW, 2004, Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine, 2nd end, Pearson. ISBN: 0-13-140570-5 .
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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