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ME54000 - Internal Combustion Engines

Spring 2014

Days/Time: MWF / 4:30-5:20 pm
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.
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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:
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/tools/blackboard/

Web Content:
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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:
**Updated Oct. 25, 2013** 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:
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Other Requirements:
**Updated Jan. 2, 2014** EES software may be needed (wait to purchase until after first lecture).

John Abraham
Phone
765-494-5660
Email
jabraham@purdue.edu
Office
Purdue University
Mechanical Engineering Building
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Fax
765-494-0539
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