10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module considers the performance of and emissions from internal combustion engines (piston and turbine). It should enable students to recognise the salient aspects of combustion thermodynamics and flame structure in each type of engine and to perform simple chemical equilibrium analyses; to analyse the performance and explain the emissions characteristics of piston engines, including spark ignition, compression ignition and turbocharging; to classify the design and to complete thermodynamic cycle analysis of gas turbine engines, with particular reference to aircraft propulsion. 

Staff Contact: Dr R Woolley
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Continually assessed questions
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