COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Internal Combustion Engines and Pollution Control
Course Code: 
15MEC253
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Internal Combustion Engines and Pollution Control' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Spark Ignition engines: Mixture requirement - Feedback control carburettors - Fuel injection systems. Stochiometric combustion - combustion with excess airequivalence ratio.

Stages of combustion: Normal and Abnormal combustion – Knock Combustion chambers. Simple thermodynamic analysis of SI engine combustion.

Unit 2

Compression ignition engines: Nature of combustion in IC engines - Direct and Indirect injection systems - Air motion - Combustion Chambers - Spray penetration and evaporation. Supercharging - Turbo charging. Thermodynamic analysis of CI engine combustion. Wankel Engine: Operation & applications. Hybrid vehicles.

Thermo chemistry: Pollutant formation, Instrumentation to measure pollutants - Pollutant calculation - Effect of air-fuel ratio.

Unit 3

Emission standards: EGR on engine emissions - Emission standards - Emission control devices. Thermal & catalytic exhaust clean–up catalysts - automotive catalytic converters - Engine modifications to reduce emissions. Heat release analysis of IC engines.

Alternate Fuels: Engine modifications for alternate fuels (liquid and gaseous fuels), homogenous charge compression ignition engines.

  • Heywood J. B. - ‘Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals’ - McGraw-Hill - 1998
  • Obert E. F. - ‘Internal Combustion Engines and Air pollution’ - Harper and Row - 1973
  • Ferguson C. R. - ‘Internal Combustion Engines’ - John Wiley - 1989
  • Ganesan V. - ‘Internal Combustion Engines’ - Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi - 1998
  • Degobert P. - ‘Automobiles and Air Pollution’ - SAE - 2002
  • Campbell A. S. - ‘Thermodynamic Analysis of Combustion Engines’ - John Wiley - 1979