Course: Drive units II

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Course title Drive units II
Course code KVM/POJ2*
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Brabec Pavel, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Moc Lubomír, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Rychtář Václav, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Base for design motor parts. Piston (temperatures and forces acting, design and loading). 2. Piston cooling and material. Piston pin (design, calculation and material). Piston ring (design, material) 3. Piston rod (design, calculation and material). Crankshaft (forces and moment acting). Moment course of torque and defluxion. 4. Crankshaft safety to fracture fatigue of material. Engine balance of rotating and movement masses. Calculation unbalance of all type engines. 5. Crankshaft bearing. Polar diagrams centre of journal. Size of lubricating film. Bearing materials. 6. Crankshaft vibrations (torsion, flexural and longitudinal). Torsion vibration. 7. Suppressing critical vibrations. Calculation and design of dampers. 8. Crankcase (function, design and material). Cylinder head (function, design and material). 9. Cylinder head gaskets (function, design and material). Lubrication and Cooling system 10. Valves and camshafts (valve timing diagrams, operating conditions, cam design, actuating mechanism). 11. Speed oscillation of engine. Engine flywheel. Engine mounting 12. Aerodynamics in-engine. Fluid flow in- engine ports. 13. Intake tract (intake port, induction manifold). Fluid flow in-cylinder and in-space combustion of engine. 14. Exhaust tract, silencers, exhaust-gas turbo charging.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
Learning outcomes
The course is focused on internal combustion engines and their design. Attention is paid to the construction of the main nodes, both with regard to functional and geometric characteristics, as well as to the use of suitable materials and production processes. Design optimization is supported by computational methods (using suitable models and simulations), but also by verification in laboratory conditions. Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to gain knowledge about design solutions and computational procedures used in the development of piston internal combustion engines. Practical experts will also participate in the course, commenting on current trends in engine design.
Students obtain knowledge in given course in accordance with requirements and course programme.
Drive Units I

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written assignment, Practical exam

Credit: min. 80% of active participation in seminars Exam: written and oral
Recommended literature
  • BARTONÍČEK, Ladislav. Konstrukce pístových spalovacích motorů. Vysoká škola strojní a textilní v Liberci, 1992. ISBN 80-7083-094-8.
  • BASSHUYSEN, Richard a Fred SCHÄFER. Internal Combustion Engine Handbook - Basic, Components, Systens, and Perspectives. Wiesbaden, Germany, 2002. ISBN 0-7680-1139-6.
  • EVANGELOS, G. Giakousmis. Driving and Engine Cycles. 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-49033-5.
  • GOLOCH, Rainer. Downsizing bei Verbrennungsmotoren. Berlin, 2005. ISBN 3-540-23883-2.
  • HONCŮ, Jan. Vybrané statě z části a mechanismů strojů I.. TUL, Liberec, 2004. ISBN 80-7083-793-4.
  • Kol. VÚMV a ČKD:. Naftové motory čtyřdobé I, II. SNTL 1964..
  • KOŽOUŠEK, Josef. Výpočet a konstrukce spalovacích motorů I, II.. Praha: SNTL, 1983.
  • MAHLE GmbH (Ed.). Pistons and engine testing. Wiesbaden, 2016. ISBN 978-3-658-09940-4.
  • MARTYR, A.J. a M.A. PLINT. Engine testing - Theory and Practice. 2007. ISBN 978-0-7506-8439-2.
  • SCHOLZ, Celestýn a Pavel BRABEC. Konstrukční projekt pístového spalovacího motoru. Liberec, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7494-201-3.

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