2.61 | Spring 2017 | Graduate

Internal Combustion Engines


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session


2.006 Thermal-Fluids Engineering II

Course Description

This course studies the fundamentals of how the design and operation of internal combustion engines affect their performance, efficiency, fuel requirements, and environmental impact. Topics include fluid flow, thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer and friction phenomena, and fuel properties, with reference to engine power, efficiency, and emissions. Students examine the design features and operating characteristics of different types of internal combustion engines: spark-ignition, diesel, stratified-charge, and mixed-cycle engines. The class includes lab project in the Engine Laboratory.

Required Textbook

Heywood, J. B. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1988. ISBN: 9780070286375.

Grading Policy

Homework + lab reports 10%
Quiz 30%
Final exam 60%

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2017
Learning Resource Types
Problem Sets with Solutions
Exams with Solutions
Lecture Notes