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Unit description

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.

Unit content

Ideal cycle analysis  

Gas turbines cycles 

Performance parameters  

Introduction to spark ignition and compression ignition (diesel) engines  

Combustion and thermochemistry  

Control of pollutants  

Intake and exhaust processes  

Fuels  

Balancing  

New developments

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1understand the features, technology, operation and performance of spark ignition, gas turbines and diesel engines, and their modern variants
2identify advantages and disadvantages of the engine types in different applications
3analyse the generation of pollutants and their environmental impact
4perform basic calculations relating to the performance and emissions of internal combustion engines
5undertake and present the findings of a research project in the form of a literature review of a topic
6understand the application of internal combustion engines in industry.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the features, technology, operation and performance of spark ignition, gas turbines and diesel engines, and their modern variants
  2. identify advantages and disadvantages of the engine types in different applications
  3. analyse the generation of pollutants and their environmental impact
  4. perform basic calculations relating to the performance and emissions of internal combustion engines
  5. undertake and present the findings of a research project in the form of a literature review of a topic
  6. understand the application of internal combustion engines in industry.

Teaching and assessment

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