MF202U Internal Combustion Engines, Basic Course /Commissioned Course/ 6.0 credits

Förbränningsmotorteknik, grundkurs /Uppdragsutbildning/

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 *

Repetition and practice of basic thermodynamics applied to internal combustion engines. Frequent idealized processes/cycles, turbocharging and intercooling are included.

Fundamentals for diesel and spark ignited combustion are treated in the lectures. In this context is also addressed alternative fuels, their basic chemistry and emission formation. Future fuel scenarios are treated, as well as the overall situation of energy for transportation.

Laboratory work is given where both diesel and spark ignited engines are tested, and performance and emissions are measured. The diesel engine exercise is reported with a thermodynamic analysis, where turbocharger efficiency is calculated from measured data.

Ignition and fuel treatment.

Intended learning outcomes *

To provide a good basis for the development, production and application of internal combustion engines.

• General orientation about the combustion engine characteristics

• Introduction to key engine components

• Knowledge of motors thermodynamics and combustion

• Knowledge of exhaust emissions from diesel and spark ignited engines, and how these are reduced

• Knowledge of the internal combustion engine's and its fuel's role in the transport system and their impact on the environment

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

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Anges vid kursstart.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • INL2 - Hand in Tasks, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratories, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, 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.

Grading pass/fail.

Other requirements for final grade *

Assignments, 4 hp

Laboratory exercises, 2 hp

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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Andreas Cronhjort

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MF202U

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.