Event Title

T4-A: Experiential Learning of System Design and Advanced Engine Cycles

Location

Bill France A

Start Date

6-3-2018 8:40 AM

Description

Engineering students are admitted based on grades in courses such as physics and mathematics without regard for experience with mechanical systems. As a result, students struggle in courses due to lack of exposure to mechanical systems. As a remedy, the authors offer a course where students disassemble an internal combustion engine, and integrate an improved system into the engine. In the project, students convert an Otto cycle engine so it operates on a Miller cycle. In the Otto cycle, the intake valve is open for the same time each cycle, and airflow is controlled by the throttle. In the Miller cycle, the throttle is eliminated, and air is controlled by varying the intake valve period. Groups have worked with approaches that include an electronic valve actuator, a variable cam system, and variable control of the rocker arm. Success is measured by gains students make in their knowledge of the systems.

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Mar 6th, 8:40 AM

T4-A: Experiential Learning of System Design and Advanced Engine Cycles

Bill France A

Engineering students are admitted based on grades in courses such as physics and mathematics without regard for experience with mechanical systems. As a result, students struggle in courses due to lack of exposure to mechanical systems. As a remedy, the authors offer a course where students disassemble an internal combustion engine, and integrate an improved system into the engine. In the project, students convert an Otto cycle engine so it operates on a Miller cycle. In the Otto cycle, the intake valve is open for the same time each cycle, and airflow is controlled by the throttle. In the Miller cycle, the throttle is eliminated, and air is controlled by varying the intake valve period. Groups have worked with approaches that include an electronic valve actuator, a variable cam system, and variable control of the rocker arm. Success is measured by gains students make in their knowledge of the systems.