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Vehicle Combustion Engines

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Vehicle Combustion Engines
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: FT21
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P242-0091, P242-0092
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 90 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

FT21 (P242-0091, P242-0092) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 4, mandatory course
FT21 (P242-0091, P242-0092) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 4, mandatory course
FT21 (P242-0091, P242-0092) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 4, mandatory course
FT21 (P242-0091, P242-0092) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 4, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
FT11 Fundamentals of Piston Engines, Pumps and Compressors

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
FT29 Compulsory Elective
FT30 Engineering Project in English
FT32 Bachelor Thesis
FT53 Car Transmission Systems
FT57 Fundamentals of Motorcycle Engineering
FT58 Gas-Powered Automobiles

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Heinze
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Heinze

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to demonstrate the operating processes and constructive designs of combustion engines for vehicles. They will be able to define basic characteristics of combustion engines in relation to their application.  Furthermore, they will be able to carry out simple tests and application work on internal combustion engines.

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Module content:
Handling gasoline and diesel engines including their respective components with regard to
- fuel systems
- carburation
- combustion processes
- ignition and starting systems
- exhaust gas behavior and exhaust gas cleaning systems
- design according to specifications
- engine use

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture mit exercises and lab experiments:
- Lecture: Documents, examples with discussion; exercises
- Lab experiments: Developing and experiencing specific key aspects of the subject matter by means of supervised laboratory experiments.

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Recommended or required reading:
- Urlaub: Verbrennungsmotoren
- Schäfer, van Basshuysen: Schadstoffreduzierung und Kraftstoffverbrauch von PKW-Verbrennungsmotoren: Apfelbeck: Wege zum Hochleistungs-Viertaktmotor
- Bosch: Ottomotor-Management
- Bosch: Dieselmotor-Management

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