Module Title:   Engine and Powertrain

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3037M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr W J Seale

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To apply the principles which underlie the operation of engine and powertrain systems in order to design strategies to optimise performance, emissions and economy.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures and explored further during seminars. Oral feedback is given during the seminars. Assessment is by formal examination and a technical report.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   20.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   54.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1 Critically review the complex interactions which underlie the performance, emissions and economy of automotive engines to allow critical evaluation of new and developing technologies.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2 Integrate material from many sources.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Use the scientific method;
3.2 Interpret data;
3.3 Solve problems systematically;
3.4 Demonstrate improved communication skills.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 80%
 
  Exam
  Coursework   20%
 
  1000 word technical report
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
 
  Supplementary Exam

Outline Syllabus:
[1] Review of basic petrol and diesel engines; performance indicators.
[2] Factors which govern power, speed, torque and size.
[3] Induction and exhaust processes, principles of valve timing.
[4] Combustion processes in engines; ignition, flame propagation.
[5] Knock in petrol engines, detection and avoidance.
[6] Emissions; legislative requirements, after treatment systems.
[7] Principles of ignition timing; fuel delivery and control of air/ fuel ratio.
[8] Engine management systems: calibration, strategies to optimise performance, emissions and economy.
[9] Engine - driveline - vehicle matching: gear ratios, vehicle performance.
[10]Combustion in Compression Ignition engines.
[11]Turbocharging: specification of compressor and turbine sizes, performance matching.
[12] Engine - driveline - vehicle matching: gear ratios, vehicle performance.

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