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Internal Combustion Engines
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Internal Combustion Engines' is a course offered in the first semester of M. Tech. in Automotive Engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Thermo chemistry of fuel-air mixtures, Engine Design and Operating Parameters- Properties of Working Fluids - Unburned Mixture Composition - Gas Property Relationships - Thermodynamic Relations for Engine Processes - Gas Exchange Processes - . Flow through manifolds, turbocharging and supercharging Charge Motion within the Cylinder – Swirl, squish - Mixture formation, Ignition, Load Control. Combustion process, Power output calculations, Atmospheric conditions and corrections.

Combustion in Spark-Ignition Engines and Compression-Ignition Engines, Lubrication,Crevice flow, blowby, Prechamber flow, Cooling, Nature of engine heat transfer and its basic considerations, Parametric relationship of engine output with heat transfer, Convective and radiative heat transfer in engines; Heat transfer correlations in engines, Boundary layer model for in cylinder heat convection; Thermal loading and transient heat transfer through walls.

Advanced combustion technology- HCCI, PCCI, RCCI Engines, Lean burn engines-Cycles- Miller cycle, Atkinson cycle Page 7 of 21 Simulation using appropriate tools (GT Power / Autonomie)


  1. Heywood J B, “Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals”, McGraw Hill International 2017.
  2. Colin Ferguson R., “Internal Combustion Engines”, John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
  3. Charles Fayette Taylor, “The Internal Combustion Engine in Theory and Practice, Vol 1 &2”, MIT Press, 1995.
  4. CarstenBaumgarten, “Mixture Formation in IC Engines”, Springer, 2007.