Checking date: 31/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Machines and thermal engines
Study: Master in Industrial Engineering (226)

Coordinating teacher: LECUONA NEUMANN, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering

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
Cap 1.- Internal combustion engines and the associated machines. Principles and performances. Technology. basic parameters. Cap 2.- Thermochemistry of combustion. Properties. Results and pollutants. Cap 3.- Open cycles for internal combustion engines. Detailed processes. Turbocharging and intercooling. Thermal processes of industrial interest. Cap. 4.- Thermal turbines and the associated machines. Cooling. gas turbines and jet engines. Cap 5.- Turbomachines. Principles. Cap. 6.- Cycles of gas turbines. Processes and performances. 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 45
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 55
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Heywood. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals. McGraw-Hill. 1988
  • Lecuona, A.. Máquinas y Motores Térmicos (varios capítulos). OCW Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. 2018
  • Lecuona, A. et al.. Motores Térmicos. OCW Universidad carlos III de Madrid. 2014
  • Moran; Shapiro. Fundamentos de Termodinámica Técnica. Reverté. 2004
  • William C. Reynolds (Author), Piero Colonna . Thermodynamics: Fundamentals and Engineering Applications. Cambridge University Press. 2018
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Payri F., Desantes, M.. Motores Alternativos de Combustión Interna. Reverté. 2012
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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