Checking date: 25/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Machines and thermal engines
Master in Industrial Engineering (Plan: 170 - Estudio: 226)

Coordinating teacher: ACOSTA IBORRA, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Thermal and Fluids Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics
Knowledge and abilities for the design and analysis of thermal machines and engines, their processes and performances Knowledge and abilities that allow understanding, analyzing, exploitation and managing the different sources, transformations, and consumptions of energy for thermal machines and engines, their sustainability characteristics, and sustainability and pollution figures. Ability to model fluid-thermal processes
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Part-I: Internal combustion engines 1. Introduction. Classification and fundamentals. 2. Gas exchange processes. 3. Operating parameters. 4. Similarity parameters. 5. Turbocharging. 6. Combustion in spark-ignition engines. 7. CombustiĆ³n in compression-ignition engines. 8. Performance. Solved problems. Parte-II: Thermal turbomachinery 1. Introduction. Classification and fundamentals. 2. Axial and centripetal turbines. 3. Axial and centrifugal compressor. 4. Characteristic curves. 5. Application to gas turbines. There is a detailed program available with the teaching material that expands and updates this information. It is published according to calender, academics available and laboratory and informatics available.
Learning activities and methodology
Teaching activities - Theory conferences. Masterclasses. 1.3 ECTS. - Quizzes and application exercises for comprehension of theory. 1.2 ECTS - Practice in computer halls. And if there are resources, laboratory practice. 0.2 ECTS. - Individual or group work. 0.3 ECTS, proposed by the professor on the topics developed in the classroom. Homework delivered as a report. Teaching methodologies - Masterclasses/lectures where the knowledge to be acquired by the student will be exposed. There will be class notes available and basic textbooks will be recommended both for following the subject and to continue knowledge downstream. - Problem and question solving by the students for self-evaluation and to acquire the abilities required. Exposure and discussion of solving problems that are proposed to the students or proposed by them. - Laboratory practicals, if available, and/or in computer halls, where the student can experiment with the concepts and results of the theory presented in the lectures.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • C. Mataix. Turboma¿quinas te¿rmicas : turbinas de vapor, turbinas de gas, turbocompresores. Dossat. 1988
  • H.I.H. Saravanamuttoo, G.F.C. Rogers, H. Cohen, P.V. Straznicky, A.C. Nix. Gas Turbine Theory. Pearson. 2017
  • Heywood. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals. McGraw-Hill. 1988
  • Payri, F. y Desantes, J.M. Motores de combustión interna alternativos. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. 2011
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • M.J. Moran & H.N. Shapiro. Fundamentos de Termodinámica Técnica / Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics (SI version). Wiley . 2004/2007
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.