Course detail

Alternative Drives

FSI-QAPAcad. year: 2018/2019

Turbocharging the compression ignition engine, turbocharging the spark ignition engine, two-stroke engines, hydrogen engine, rotary engine, Stirling engine, electric propulsion systems, hybrid propulsion systems, fuel cells.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course widens the knowledge of theory of internal combustion engines and improves students´ position on the labour market.

Prerequisites

Students need to have the knowledge from appropriate courses of theoretical basics of Master degree study programme at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology in Brno.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Poulton M. L.: Alternative engines for road vehicles
Stone, R.: Introduction to internal combustion engines
Stone, R.: Introduction to internal combustion engines
Poulton M. L.: Alternative engines for road vehicles
Mackerle, J: Automobil zítřka

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The graded course-unit credit is awarded on the basis of active participation in exercises and correctly elaborated assignments. It consists of written and oral parts. It verifies the knowledge of topics presented at lectures and exercises.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The course provides an overview of alternative propulsion units and modern methods of tuning, efficiency, and ecologic parameters.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Seminars are obligatory, checked by a teacher. The way of compensation of missed lessons (in justified cases) is solved individually with the course guarantee person.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-ADI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

01. Two-stroke engines
02. Turbocharging the compression ignition engine
03. Turbocharging the spark ignition engine
04. Gas engines
05. Hydrogen engine
06. Rotary engine
07. Stirling engine
08. Electric propulsion systems
09. Hybrid propulsion systems
10. Fuel cells
11. Accumulation of energy
12. Energy recovery
13. Energy savings, efficiency uprising

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

01. Two-stroke engines
02. Turbocharging the compression ignition engine
03. Turbocharging the spark ignition engine
04. Gas engines
05. Hydrogen engine
06. Rotary engine
07. Stirling engine
08. Electric propulsion systems
09. Hybrid propulsion systems
10. Fuel cells
11. Accumulation of energy
12. Energy recovery
13. Energy savings, efficiency uprising