Course syllabus

Avancerad förbränningsmotorteknik
Advanced Combustion Engine Technology

MVK106, 6 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-25

General Information

Elective for: M4-fo
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to provide an individual written account for how mass and gas forces cause vibrations in a combustion engine and how to reduce them with multiple cylinders and / or balance shafts

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

be able to use commercial computer software for gas exchange simulation of combustion engines

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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MVK105

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Dr Martin Tunér,
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