Third-Cycle Courses

Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course MVKN55F valid from Autumn 2019

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  • English
  • Every autumn semester
  • The objectives of the course are, starting from the challenges for current internal combustion engines (ICEs), to present ways to improve ICEs, advanced concepts and alternatives; and provide the tools for investigating them
  • The course starts from the challenges facing current internal combustion engines. The historical development of engines is reviewed to better understand the reasons for current engine designs. Next, experimental and numerical tools are reviewed for investigating the processes occurring in engines, which are used in studying and improving engine designs. Advanced engine concepts and fuels are then discussed, with their merits and challenges. This includes advanced engine controls. Finally, an outlook is given as to where continued research and development of engines and fuels can lead, and how the combustion engine can be part of a sustainable future.
    Engine combustion will be analyzed in laboratory exercises. Simulation exercises will also be conducted with the purpose of making the students identify the engine’s response to changes to its components and settings as well as running engines virtually.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • Be able to explain the design of advanced Otto and Diesel type engines and how to assess their strengths and weaknesses.
    Be able to explain the reasoning behind alternative engine concepts and fuels, and the challenges to overcome for them to make it to the market.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • Be able to use commercial computer software for gas exchange simulation of combustion engines.
    Be able to perform heat release analysis based on cylinder pressure data.
    Be able to, groupwise with supervision, conduct measurement of cylinder pressure as function of crank angle on a laboratory combustion engine.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • Be able to assess an alternative engine design, control or fuel, for its strengths and weaknesses.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Project
  • Study visit
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written assignments
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • MVKN50 Introduction to Combustion Engines (or equivalent)
Selection Criteria
  • advanced concepts - so relies on powerpoints and recent research papers that change year to year
Further Information
Course code
  • MVKN55F
Administrative Information
  • 2019-10-27
  • Anders Gustafsson / FUN(2)

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

2 course occasions.

Course code ▽ Course Name ▽ Division ▽ Established ▽ Course syllabus valid from ▽ Start Date ▽ End Date ▽ Published ▽
MVKN55F Advanced Combustion Engine Concepts Energy Sciences 2019‑11‑06 Autumn 2019 2019‑11‑04 2019‑11‑06
MVKN55F Advanced Combustion Engine Concepts Energy Sciences 2020‑08‑24 Autumn 2019 2020‑11‑02 (approximate) 2021‑01‑17 2020‑08‑24

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