Mobile Propulsion Fundamentals

Contact

Name

Markus Kohrn

Lecture (German)

Phone

work
+49 241 80 48102

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Marcus Fischer

Exercise (German)

Phone

work
+49 241 80 95351

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Christian Wouters

Lecture (English)

Phone

work
+49 241 80 95378

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Selim Sakal

Exercise (English)

Phone

work
+49 241 80 48123

Email

E-Mail
 

Period

The lecture and the exercises take place in the winter semester.

 

Consultation-hour

Consultation-hours by appointment. Please contact us.

 

Content

The lecture deals with the different principles of the conversion of fuel energy as well as the main requirements on combustion engines. On the basis of standard cycles, the thermodynamic coherences of the engine process are shown. It also deals with the definition of the different efficiencies. The application of these coherences is carried out by dealing with important characteristic values for the layout of combustion engines. Under consideration of a classification of the combustion engines selected aspects of the engine technology are observed. To conclude, a close observation of the formation of pollutants and its after treatment for gasoline and diesel engines is carried out.

Furthermore the basic principles of electrochemical energy conversion in a fuel cell are introduced and influences on the operational behavior as well as important characteristic values are discussed. Conclusive the physical principles of electrical machines are approached and different machine types and their characteristic maps are introduced. The content introduced in the lectures is intensified in exercises based on practical examples.

 

Topics

The following topics are dealt with:

Combustion Engines

  • Thermodynamic Fundamentals
  • Characteristic Values
  • The Process in Gasoline Engines
  • The Process in Diesel Engines
  • Pollutant Development and Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment
  • Classification of Combustion Engines

Fuel Cells and Electrical Machines

  • Classification
  • Characteristic Values
  • Operational Behavior

 

Teaching and learning portal

Complementary lecture and exercise documents as well as older exams for exam preparation can be found at RWTHmoodle.

Complementary documents are also available at RWTHonline.

 

Exam

Please keep further notices on the exam in mind.

 

Additional tutorials

The events "exam tutorial" and "Intensivvorbereitung für Ministerkandidatinnen und Ministerkandidaten" are funded by quality improvement funds. The contact person for the use of quality improvement funds at our institute is: . Further information regarding the use of quality improvement funds in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering can be found on the website of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering: Quality Improvement Funds.