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Course Details in 2022/23 Session

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Module Title LM Advanced Fuels and Powertrain Systems
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Mechanical Engineering
Module Code 04 33366
Module Lead Dr Jose Martin Herreros
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites Thermodynamics and Fluids - (04 23809)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Tutorial-20 hours
Guided independent study-160 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description The aim of the module is to provide the opportunity for the students to study advanced aspects of clean and sustainable energy storage and propulsion systems and to apply their CAE skills on a project that requires the integration of knowledge and skill accumulated in the whole programme of study.

Syllabus details: a) Powertrain system, performance parameters, testing, modelling b) Gas exchange and combustion processes in internal combustion engines. Adiabatic temperature, dissociation, equilibrium, kinetics of combustion, turbulence c) Pollutant emissions formation and depletion, well to wheel assessment d) Regulatory Framework. Advances in powertrain systems based on combustion technologies (2h lecture) e) Advanced combustion strategies (i.e. low temperature combustion) f) Alternative fuels, fuel reforming and exhaust after-treatment systems g) Alternative powertrains including electric vehicles and hybrid powertrain configurations
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mathematical and scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin advanced aspects of clean and sustainable propulsion systems
  • Demonstrate a wide knowledge in the design process of a powertrain system and the ability to apply, adapt and critically evaluate the outcomes in unfamiliar situations
  • Understand engineering principles and the ability to apply them assessing their limitations to analyse sustainable propulsion systems
  • Demonstrate awareness of relevant regulatory requirements governing engineering activities in the context of development of powertrains systems for mobile and non-mobile applications
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied to promote sustainable development of powertrain systems
Assessment 33366-01 : Module Mark : Mixed (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 100% continuous assessment comprising of:
(50%) Written assessment
(50%) Presentation

(100%) Written assessment to be submitted during the University’s supplementary examination period

Reassessment will normally only be allowed for students on the following programmes:
9757 MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering, 9758 PG Diploma Advanced Mechanical Engineering, 9759 PG Certificate Advanced Mechanical Engineering, 222A MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering (PT)
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