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The course gives deeper knowledge regarding combustion and gas exchange in the internal combustion engine. The primary tool used is commerical engine simulation software.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus MF2083 (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course deals with applied issues in the following fields:

  • Energy release calculations with associated analysis of combustion in piston engines
  • Introduction to and application of one-dimensional engine simulation in the software "GT Power"
  • Modelling of combustion in Otto engines
  • Modelling of how the fundamental performance related design parameters and choices of operating variables of the engine influence combustion and gas exchange

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Analyse the energy release during the combustion in a piston engine based on experimental input from an engine test rig
  2. Model the heat losses during the combustion in the engine according to the Woschni heat transfer model
  3. Model Otto engine combustion with Wiebe functions
  4. Model and analyse the effect of the engine parameters lambda, combustion phasing, fuel quantity and compression ratio, on the efficiency of the thermodynamic cycle
  5. Discuss advantages and disadvantages with the adapted combustion models
  6. Model how the pulse dynamics of the gas exchange at varying geometry and how valve curves influence volumetric efficiency of the engine 
  7. Model and discuss exhaust turbocharger advantages and disadvantages

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed the course MF2047 Internal Combustion Engines 1.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • INL1 - Written assignment, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • INL2 - Written assignment, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • INL3 - Written assignment, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

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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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.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

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