[ MEMWGVOGZVM ] VL Fundamentals of Combustion Engines

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Mechatronics Klaus Oppenauer 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Mechatronics 2017S
Objectives The introductory course on internal combustion engines gives an application-oriented overview of the different aspects of modern engine design. It gives the mechatronics students the ability to understand and evaluate the layout and structure of an internal combustion engine.
Subject All relevant subject areas are presented, in particular - Structure and function of engine and components
- Use of characteristic numbers and mpas
- Mixture formation, ignition and combustion
- Thermodynamics of the combustion engine
- Gas exchange and charge control, in particular turbocharging
- Technical fuels - chemistry, physics and technology
- Pollutant formation, emissions and laws

The physical and technical laws apply in the same way for all engines, e.g. for vehicles, for model aircrafts as well as for large ships. A system analysis which includes application and environment, shows the interaction of motor and drive system.
Criteria for evaluation oral exam/written exam
Methods Lecture/Exercise
Language German
Study material Lecture book; suggestion for self-study: - Heywood: Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals;
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1988, ISBN 0-07-028637-X
- Mollenhauer: Handbuch Dieselmotoren;
Springer, Berlin, 2002, ISBN 3-540-41239-5
- Pischinger u. Klell: Thermodynamik der Verbrennungskraftmaschine; Springer, Wien, 2002, ISBN 3-221-83679-9
Changing subject? No
Further information none
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence