Course Syllabus for

Advanced Combustion Engine Concepts
Avancerade förbränningsmotorkoncept

MVKN55F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2019
Decided by: Anders Gustafsson / FUN(2)
Date of establishment: 2019-10-27

General Information

Division: Energy Sciences
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: MVKN55
Teaching language: English


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


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

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.

Course Contents

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.

Course Literature

advanced concepts - so relies on powerpoints and recent research papers that change year to year

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, project, study visit

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written assignments
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: MVKN50 Introduction to Combustion Engines (or equivalent)

Course Occasion Information

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