Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. MVK106 overlaps following cours/es: MVK105. Optional for: M4fo. Course coordinator: Dr Martin Tunér,, Energy Sciences. Prerequisites: MVK093 Introduction to Combustion Engines. Assessment: Written examination graded with Fail or one of the passing grades 3, 4 or 5 which normally correspond to 40, 60 and 80% of the maximum number of points respectively. In order to qualify for participation in the written examination all of the mandatory laboratory exercises must have been completed with approved reports. Home page:

The objective of the course is to provide a thorough understanding of the design of a modern internal combustion engine and advanced engine concepts .

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course starts with an in-cylinder pressure analysis for heat release evaluation. Then the engine mechanical design and force transfer from piston to output shaft is analysed. The balancing of multi-cylinder engines is presented. The gas exchange system is presented in some detail. The design of valves and combustion chambers in four stroke engines are discussed. Gas exchange in two stroke engines as well as supercharging are also presented. Carburettors, port fuel injection and direct fuel injection of gasoline the three types of fuel preparation of SI engines, are described with emphasis on direct fuel injection. New types of internal combustion engine such as HCCI and PPC are explained. Measuring techniques for the analyzing of engines as well as engine control are presented. Hybrid vehicle systems and Waste Heat Recovery are explained. Finally an introduction to engine modelling is given.

Laboratory work will be given in which PPC is analyzed. Computer projects will also be conducted with the purpose of making the students identifying engine components as well as running engines virtually.

Johansson, B, Förbränningsmotorer ("Internal Combustion Engines"), Avd för Förbränningsmotorer, LTH, and material handed out by the division.