ISD 599 (MECHENG 438) Internal Combustion Engines

Credits: 4

Course Description

This course presents an analytical approach to the engineering problems and performance analysis of internal combustion engines, while also highlighting the design and operating characteristics of different types of engines. Students will examine thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer, friction and other factors affecting engine power, efficiency, and emissions. They will then use what they have learned to assess engine behavior and understand design tradeoffs.

Students will complete computer assignments and be exposed to engine laboratories throughout the class. The computer program used in class is for combustion and cycle analysis, while the labs will be carried out with a CFR engine. Two exams will be given, along with approximately six problem sets (including computer assignments) and the three labs/reports.


MECHENG 235, MECHENG 336 or permission of instructor.

System Requirements

Michigan Engineering IT Recommendation for Personal Computer Requirements.

For more information about when this course will be offered, please see the ISD current and projected course schedules at the link below.