Internal Combustion Engines OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Grad-Level Course on Internal Combustion Engines

Published Jan 26, 2009

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Students taking part in MIT's 'Internal Combustion Engines' OpenCourseWare class will learn about how combustion, thermodynamics, fluid flow and other aspects are impacted by the design and operation of an internal combustion engine. A background in mechanical engineering is recommended for successful completion of this course.

Internal Combustion Engines: Course Specifics

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Internal Combustion Engines: Course Descriptions

'Internal Combustion Engines' is taught by Professor Wai Cheng of MIT and is designed for students with an interest in the design of internal combustion engines. Specific course topics include performance, operation, heat transfer and friction phenomena, fuel requirements and the operation of internal combustion engines. Various types of internal combustion engines will be discussed, including diesel, spark-ignition and mixed-cycle engines. Students will read assigned texts and lecture notes, complete problem sets, conduct two labs and take a quiz and final exam. This course was originally offered to graduate students in the spring of 2008 in a lecture format.

Homework problem sets, a reading list and a quiz and final exam are available as downloads for free online. If you are interested in taking this free course, please visit the internal combustion engines course page.

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