MF2016 Combustion Engines, Advanced Course 9.0 credits

Förbränningsmotorteknik, fortsättningskurs

Combustion and formation of emissions in engines, reduction of emissions from diesel- and from SI-engines, current engine design practice, laboratory exercises in a modern engine laboratory.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Combustion and formation of emissions in diesel, SI-engines and alternative combustion schemes are treated in lectures. This is followed up by laboratory exercise with combustion analyses. Laboratory exercises with measurements similar to certification illustrate the emission problem. Control systems are important for optimisation of performance and emissions. This is illustrated in laboratory exercise.

The fuel issue is treated in lecture and in a laboratory exercise, the effect from changing to an alternative fuel is studied.

Both engine vibrations, unevenness and torsion vibrations are measured and analysed in laboratory exercise.

Thermodynamic cycle calculations are performed with world leading commercial software. The computer exercises are done during scheduled time with support from instructors. The exercises shall be documented by written reports. The computer exercises have three different objectives.

Combustion calculation on a one-cylinder model, 2-stroke engine with optimisation of exhaust system to optimise pressure waves and a turbocharged charge air cooled diesel, where the whole system including the turbo charger is simulated.

An industry tour is made to study product development and engine production.

Each student chooses a subject to be presented for about 20 minutes during a randomly chosen lecture time. A lecture in presentation technique is offered in co-operation with another course

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is to gain

  • general knowledge of performance, combustion and emissions from diesel- and from SI-engines, supported by own laboratory measurements
  • understanding how engine emissions can be reduced
  • knowledge about electronic control systems, illustrated by a laboratory exercise on a modern engine
  • knowledge about vibrations from reciprocating movements and from torque pulses, supported by own laboratory exercise
  • knowledge about design and specific improvements for selected vehicle engines
  • experiences in using modern simulation software to analyse and optimise engine performance
  • knowledge about current and future fuels
  • experience in report writing with word processor and integrating graphs from computer calculations and from measurements

experience in oral presentations within the subject.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Combustion Engines MF2015 (4F1430) or corresponding.

Recommended prerequisites

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Heywood. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals. McGraw-Hill and recent articles within the field of combustion and emission treating both diesel and SI-engines is the basis for the lectures.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Two Lab reports plus one lecture (LAB1; 3cr; period II), (LAB2; 3cr; period III). Written exam (TEN1; 3cr).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Hans Erik Allan Ångström

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Combustion Engines, project course (MF2017)


Hans-Erik Ångström, 08-790 85 74,

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.