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Vehicle Combustion Engines

Module name (EN): Vehicle Combustion Engines
Degree programme: Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: FT21
SAP-Submodule-No.: P242-0091, P242-0092
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 90 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
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
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):
FT02 Physics
FT11 Fundamentals of Piston Engines, Pumps and Compressors
FT24.1 Control Engineering

[updated 26.01.2016]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
FT27 Vehicle Testing

[updated 19.12.2017]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Heinze
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Heinze

[updated 26.01.2016]
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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