2024 Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Engineering and Future Power Train A

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Graduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Kosaka Hidenori  Hirai Shuichiro 
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Course description and aims

This course will provide knowledge on the latest technologies in automobile and rail cars power trains, such as gasoline engines, diesel engines, gas turbines, fuel cells and lithium battery, including fundamentals of thermodynamics, heat transfer, chemical kinetics and electrochemical reactions. In addition, for internal combustion engines, the after treatment technologies will be provided with fundamentals of thermodynamics and catalytic chemical kinetics.

Student learning outcomes

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.


Power train for automobiles and rail cars, Gasolin engine, Diesel engine, Gas turbine engine, Fuel cell, Lithium battery

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This course consists of lectures and exercises for homework. This course will be transferred from Thailand through Zoom.
Methods of exchanging opinions or responding to questions During class: Students can ask questions at any time by speaking on Zoom or using the chat function.
Outside of class: Questions will be accepted during office hours via the e-mail address provided by the teacher in charge.

Course schedule/Required learning

  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 energy
Class 6 Basic thoory 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 gasolin engine, diesel engine, fuel cell and hybrid for zero-emission technology
Class 11 Aftertreatment for gasolin engines Understand the aftertreatment for gasolin engines
Class 12 Aftertreatment for diesel eingens Understand the aftertreatment for diesel engines
Class 13 Thermodynamics in aftertreatment and catalysis systems Understand the fundamentals of thermodynamics in aftertreatment and role of catalyst
Class 14 Innovative aftertreatment technologies Understand the innovative aftertreatment technology

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend a certain length of time outside of class on preparation and review (including for assignments), as specified by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Undergraduate Learning (東京工業大学学修規程) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Graduate Learning (東京工業大学大学院学修規程), for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Documents for this course will be provided from lecturers.

Assessment criteria and methods

The final presentation after internship and homework report and examinations held in the last 5th, 10th and 15th day of each intensive lecture

Related courses

  • MEC.E201 : Thermodynamics (Mechanical Engineeirng)
  • MEC.E311 : Heat Transfer

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)



The students who want to take this intensive course should ask the schedule of this course to the course leaders (Prof. Kosaka: kosaka.h.aa@m.titech.ac.jp, and Prof. Fushinobu: fushinobu.k.aa@m.titech.ac.jp) before your registration.

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