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Internal Combustion Engines

ME54000

Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
To study in-cylinder processes in internal combustion engines and how they affect engine performance. The processes discussed will be applicable to spark-ignition (SI), direct-injection spark-ignition (DISI), diesel, advanced compression-ignition, and natural gas engines. The course will discuss how in-cylinder fluid flow, turbulence, liquid atomization, sprays, combustion, and pollutant formation affect engine performance. The modeling of these processes in internal combustion engines will be discussed. The course will also cover alternative fuels and after-treatment devices.

Description:
Spark-ignition and compression-ignition engine processes. Study of the fundamentals of turbulence, boundary layers, liquid atomization, sprays, combustion, and pollutant formation as applied to the internal combustion engines. Engine after treatment. Modeling of engine flows, sprays, combustion, and pollutants.

Topics Covered:
Engine Basics, In-cylinder Fluid Motion, Fuel Injection and Sprays, Combustion in Engines, Pollutant in Engines, Alternate Powertrains/Fuels.

Prerequisites:
ME30000 (Thermodynamics II), ME31500 (Heat and Mass Transfer), ME44000 (Internal Combustion Engines), or consent of instructor.

Applied/Theory: 50/50

Web Address:
https://mycourses.purdue.edu

Web Content:
TBA

Homework:
Six (6) homework assignments.

Projects:
Project should be on a topic of current interest to the automotive industry and will include a written report. Format details and a list of topics will be provided.

Exams:
One (1) midterm exam and (1) final exam.

Textbooks:
Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.
Required - "Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals", J.B. Heywood, McGraw-Hill, NY, 1988, ISBN: 978-0070286375. Disclaimer: Please visit the Listing of Textbooks by College or School for the most up-to-date textbook information.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd Minimum Computer Requirements

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Other Requirements:
EES software may be needed (wait to purchase until after first lecture).

SEMESTERS

Fall 2018
Fall 2020
Fall 2022

CURRENT INSTRUCTOR(S)

Gregory M. Shaver

Phone
765-494-9342

Email
gshaver@purdue.edu

Office
Purdue University
Mechanical Engineering Bldg
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Fax
765-494-0787

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