Two new short courses (2.5 days in duration) are being offered this summer in track B.
Both courses include extensive laboratory components with a format that mixes traditional lecture and group discussion with hands-on experiments conducted in powertrain test-cells and through driving vehicles on the road. The courses will be available to all Michigan Tech graduate students and undergraduate seniors. Both courses are 1 credit with a lab fee of $245. Information about the courses can be found when searching courses on Banweb. Course descriptions are as follows:
1. SI Engines–Their Operation & Control
This course will cover the following topics as they relate to modern Spark Ignition engines:
Introduction to SI Engines and operational characteristics; Torque, Power, MEP, Fuel Consumption, Efficiency, Pressure/Volume Diagrams, etc.
SI Engine Regulations/ Emissions/Fuel Economy
Engine Cycle Fundamentals; 2/4 stroke, Miller, Atkinson, etc.
SI Engine Combustion Support Systems; Fuel (injection, mixture preparation, fuel properties), Air (boosting, mixture motion, EGR, etc.) & Exhaust
SI Engine Response Characteristics; A/F, Fuel Type, Valve Timing, Combustion Phasing
SI Engine Control; Throttle, Ignition Timing/knock, Valve Actuation, Fuel Injection, Air Charging, Dilution, etc.
SI Engine Emissions and Aftertreatment
Introduction to SI Engine Simulation
Special Considerations; Cold Start, On-Board Diagnositcs, Pre-Ignition
Topics will be covered through a mix of lecture, hands-on experimentation, group discussions, and group data analysis.
2. Diesel Engines–Their Combustion & Operation
This course will cover the following topics as they relate to modern diesel engines:
Introduction to Diesel Engines and operational characteristics; Torque, Power, MEP, Fuel Consumption, Efficiency, Pressure/Volume Diagrams, etc.
Fuels & Thermochemistry
Diesel Engine Regulations/Emissions/Fuel Economy
Diesel Combustion System Architecture
Diesel Fuel Injection Systems; pumps, injectors, spray and atomization
Diesel Air Charging Systems; Boost, EGR, Intercooling, etc.
Energy Balance & Heat Transfer
Diesel Engine Control/Torque to Fuel
Diesel Engine Emissions and Their Control (Engine-Out and Aftertreatment)
Introduction to Diesel Engine Simulation
Advanced Diesel Engine Concepts
Topics will be covered through a mix of lecture, hands-on experimentation, group discussions and group data analysis. Both courses will be delivered from the Michigan Tech Advanced Power Systems Research Center located near the Houghton County Airport. Transportation to and from campus will be provided each day. Lunch will be provided on Thursday and Friday.
Registration is now open through banweb. Students are welcome to register for both. There are no pre-requisites, but familiarity with thermodynamics and IC engine cycles will be helpful.
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