Course syllabus

Avancerade förbränningsmotorkoncept
Advanced Combustion Engine Concepts

MVKN55, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2015-04-13

General Information

Elective for: M4-fo
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The objective of the course is to provide a deeper understanding of the design of modern internal combustion engines as well as on advanced engine concepts and methods.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

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. Modern and advanced Otto and Dieseltype engines are investigated as well as the histrorical development of engines. Advanced gasexchange systems are discussed and special emphasis is provided on direct fuel injection since such systems have evolved dramatically the last years. New types of internal combustion engines such as HCCI and PPC are explained. Measuring techniques for the analyzing of engines as well as engine control are presented. Fuel aspects with emphasis on engine perfomrance and emissions is presented. Engine heat transfer processes 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.

Normally a guest lecture will be given y an expert from industry.

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: MVK106

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Martin Tunér,
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