2.61 Internal Combustion Engines

Class Info

Fundamentals of how the design and operation of internal combustion engines affect their performance, efficiency, fuel requirements, and environmental impact. Study of fluid flow, thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer and friction phenomena, and fuel properties, relevant to engine power, efficiency, and emissions. Examination of design features and operating characteristics of different types of internal combustion engines: spark-ignition, diesel, stratified-charge, and mixed-cycle engines. Engine Laboratory project. For graduate and senior undergraduate students.

This class has 2.006 as a prerequisite.

2.61 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by W. K. Cheng.

Lecture occurs 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 3-370.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Internal Combustion Engines site or on the 2.61 Stellar site.

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