Course detail

Alternative Drives

FSI-QAPAcad. year: 2020/2021

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, Brno University of Technology.

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

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: The course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars actively, elaborated an essay and fulfilled the conditions of the control test.

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

385/5000
01. Alternative cycles, Stirling, Atkinson, Muller, Ericsson
02. Hybrid drives, cooperation of combustion and electric drive
03. Electric drives
04. Gas engines
05. Hydrogen movements
06. Rotary piston engines
07. Stirling engines
08. Fuel cells
09. Energy storage
10. Energy recovery
11. Optimal drive control
12. Batteries
13. Energy savings, increasing efficiency

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

01. Alternative cycles, Stirling, Atkinson, Muller, Ericsson
02. Hybrid drives, cooperation of combustion and electric drive
03. Electric drives
04. Gas engines
05. Hydrogen movements
06. Rotary piston engines
07. Stirling engines
08. Fuel cells
09. Energy storage
10. Energy recovery
11. Optimal drive control
12. Batteries
13. Energy savings, increasing efficiency

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