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Fall 2015
Nov 30, 2015
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ME 44000 - Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines And Clean Fuel
Credit Hours: 3.00. Internal combustion engines (ICE), hybrid engines (HE), fuel-cell engines (FCE), and alternative/renewable fuels. ICEs topics- engines with advanced combustion systems such as clean diesels, direct-injection spark-ignition engines (DISI), and low-temperature combustion (LTC) compression-ignition. HE topics- different components of hybrid engines and the powertrain design. FCE topics- fundamentals of fuel cells and automotive applications. Clean fuel topics- biofuels, hydrogen, and natural gas, as well as, other cleaner fossil fuels for automotive applications. Well-to-wheel energy and cost analysis of prime mover designs/fuels. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Laboratory Preparation, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Relate processes in automotive prime movers to engineering fundamentals. 2. Study low-carbon emitting, and LEV, ULEV, SULEV, PZEV, and ZEV prime mover designs. 3. Study prime mover designs that are alternative to conventional combustion engines. 4. Study cleaner alternatives to conventional fossil fuels. 5. Carry out analysis of prime mover designs and fuel alternatives to identify cost and energy tradeoffs.

Undergraduate level ME 30000 Minimum Grade of D-

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