Today, transports that are based on internal combustion engines and fossil fuels result in high emissions of carbon dioxide and other compounds. Therefore, engine development is striving to develop cleaner and more energy efficient engines that are also adapted for future bio fuels. The internal combustion engines unit is working with todays and tomorrows challenges for propelling future climate adapted transports.
Internal combustion engines division currently offers MF2047 IC engines 1 and MF2066 ICE Advanced course for master students. To supplement this, a new course, IC Engines 2, is being developed by the faculty and doctoral students of the division. This course would widen the knowledge gained from MF2047 basic course and deepen understanding of combustion in SI and CI engines.
The research is mainly focused on reducing carbon dioxide and local emissions, especially particles and nitrogen oxides. The main topic for the research is gas exchange. Gas exchange includes supercharging and recirculation of exhausts to reduce nitrogen oxides. A large part of the research is conducted within the Competence Centre for Gas Exchange,
CCGEx, which combines fundamental research on fluid mechanics and acoustics with applied internal combustion engine research.
Internal combustion engines is a field which combines many disciplines in an important and demanding application – the internal combustion engine. The education focuses on piston engines with internal combustion, which are common in for example trucks, busses, ships, garden tools and passenger cars.