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Programme
Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences Mechanical Engineering
Course Information
Course Unit Code
Course Unit Title
Credit Theoretic
Credit Pratic
Credit Lab/A
Credit Total
Credit Ects
Semester
01MAK9610
Combustion Fundamentals in Spark Ignition Engines
3.00
0.00
0.00
3.00
6.00
1
Course Information
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Type of Course Unit
Elective
Course Coordinator
Assistant Professor Dr. Dinçer BURAN
Course Instructors
3-Dinçer BURAN
Course Assistants
 
Course Aims
To teach combustion event in spark ignition engines and to give basic information about the parameters affecting the engine performance
Course Goals
1) To give detailed information about the combustion
2) To teach the elements of the combustion chamber
3) To give detailed information about flame development and factors affecting the development of flame
4) To give information about combustion models
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit
1) To have detailed information about the combustion
2) To learn the elements of the combustion chamber
3) To have detailed information about flame development and factors affecting the development of flame
4) To learn information about combustion models
Course Contents
An overview of combustion in spark ignition engines, the basic concepts, pressure, power, and thermodynamic cycles. Fossil fuels, chemical structure and properties, stoichiometry, equivalence ratio, air-fuel ratio. Thermochemistry of combustion, the air-fuel mixture properties, thermodynamic?s first law-energy balance, the enthalpy of formation, heat values, adiabatic flame temperature. Spark ignition, electric arc, the transition of the plasma to the flame development, the minimum ignition energy. Laminar burning velocity, measurement and calculation techniques, effects of fuel composition, equivalence ratio, pressure, temperature, geometry and EGR. Turbulent burning velocity, the effects of turbulent and laminar burning velocities, flame structure, flame development after spark ignition. Turbulence models, Bradley, Borge and Damkhöler diagrams, cyclic variations. Mass fraction burned, flame development period, rapid burning period, the last burning period. Alternative fuels, applications in spark ignition engines. Octane number, the self-ignition, auto-ignition models. Exhaust emissions, catalytic converters. The effect of vehicles on air pollution, emission standards. Thermodynamic models and experimental studies related to spark ignition engines. The new technologies to improve performance and efficiency of spark ignition engines.
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses
 
Recommended Optional Programme Components
 
Mode Of Delivery
 
Level of Course Unit
 
Assessment Methods and Criteria
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Studies During Halfterm
Number
Co-Efficient
Activity
Number
Duration
Total
Visa
1
50
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week)
14
3
42
Quiz
0
0
Time Of Studying Out Of Class
14
3
42
Homework
3
20
Homeworks
3
3
9
Attendance
0
0
Presentation
1
20
20
Application
0
0
Project
0
0
0
Lab
0
0
Lab Study
0
0
0
Project
0
0
Field Study
0
0
0
Workshop
0
0
Visas
1
20
20
Seminary
1
30
Finals
1
40
40
Field study
0
0
Workload Hour (30)
30
TOTAL
100
Total Work Charge / Hour
173
The ratio of the term to success
40
Course's ECTS Credit
6
The ratio of final to success
60
 
TOTAL
100
 
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Assist.Prof.Dr. Dinçer BURAN, Lecture Notes (Unpublished)
Additional Resources
Heywood, J.B., Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, McGraw Hill Book Company, New York, 1988.
Material Sharing
Documents
 
Assignments
 
Exams
 
Additional Material
 
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
Work Placements
As with any other educational component, credits for work placements are only awarded when the learning outcomes have been achieved and assessed. If a work placement is part of organised mobility (such as Farabi and Erasmus), the Learning Agreement for the placement should indicate the number of credits to be awarded if the expected learning outcomes are achieved.
Program Learning Outcomes
No
Course's Contribution to Program
Contribution
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