This course will provide knowledge of recent technologies in automobile and rail cars power trains, such as gasoline engines, diesel engines, gas turbines, fuel cells and lithium batteries, including fundamentals of thermodynamics, heat transfer, chemical kinetics and electrochemical reactions. In addition, with regards to internal combustion engines, the instructor will provide knowledge of aftertreatment technologies along with fundamentals of thermodynamics and catalytic chemical kinetics. This course includes a short-term internship completed in a laboratory at the Thai National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) in the Thai Science Park (TSP).
By completing this course, students will be able to understand the principles, the structure and significant issues of each power train for automobile and rail cars through fundamentals of thermodynamics, heat transfer, catalytic chemical kinetics and electrochemical reactions. Simultaneously, students will acquire the ability to communicate with researchers in NSTDA through research activities.
Power train for automobiles and rail cars, Gasoline engine, Diesel engine, Gas turbine engine, Fuel cell, Lithium battery
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course consists of a short-term internship in a laboratory at the NSTDA in the Thai Science Park, as well as lectures and exercises for homework. Students should attend an intensive lecture period either from classes 1 to 5, 6 to 10, or 11 to 15. Simultaneously, students will join a laboratory at the NSTDA for research activities.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Gas turbine engines||Understand the fundamentals of gas turbine engines|
|Class 2||Spark ignition engines||Understand the fundamentals of SI engines|
|Class 3||Compression ignition engines||Understand the fundamentals of CI engines|
|Class 4||Adiabatic flame temperature||Understand the calculation method of adiabatic flame temperature|
|Class 5||Electric energy and Gibbs free energy||Understand the basic concept of the Electric energy and Gibbs free energyIC engines|
|Class 6||Basic theory of electrochemistry||Understand the basic concept of the Basic thoory of electrochemistry|
|Class 7||Fuel cell||Understand the basic concept of the Fuel cell|
|Class 8||Lithium ion battery||Understand the basic concept of the Lithium ion battery|
|Class 9||Hydrogen energy and CCS||Understand the basic concept of the Hydrogen energy and CCS|
|Class 10||Fuel consumption and zero emission technology for vehicles||Understand the fuel consumption by gasoline engine, diesel engine, fuel cell and hybrid for zero-emission technology|
|Class 11||Aftertreatment for gasoline engines||Understand the aftertreatment for gasoline engines|
|Class 12||Aftertreatment for diesel engines||Understand the aftertreatment for diesel engines|
|Class 13||Thermodynamics in aftertreatment and catalysis systems||Understand the fundamentals of thermodynamics in aftertreatment and the role of catalyst|
|Class 14||Innovative aftertreatment technologies||Understand the innovative aftertreatment technology|
Documents for this course will be provided from lecturers.
The final presentation after internship and homework report and examinations held in the 5th, 10th and 15th day of each intensive lecture course.