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Spring 2015-2016
MAE 427 / ENE 427   na, npdf

Energy Conversion and the Environment: Transportation Applications

Michael E. Mueller

Overview of energy utilization in and environmental impacts of propulsion systems for ground and air transportation. Roughly half of the course will be devoted to reciprocating engines for ground transportation, and the other half of the course will be devoted to gas turbine engines for air transportation. The course will focus on device efficiency/performance and emissions with future outlooks for improvements in these areas including alternative fuels and alternative device concepts. Relevant thermodynamics, chemistry, fluid mechanics, and combustion fundamentals will be reviewed or introduced and will permeate the course material.

Sample reading list:
Turns, An Introduction to Combustion: Concepts and Applications
Ferguson and Kirkpatrick, Internal Combustion Engines: Applied Thermosciences
Lumley, Engines: An Introduction
Hill and Peterson, Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion
Cumpsty, Jet Propulsion

Reading/Writing assignments:
Problem sets and optional readings. Library reserves of all textbooks will be available.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAE 221 and MAE 222 or equivalent, or by permission of instructor..

Other information:
Lecture notes (past and present) will be made available on Blackboard.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41804 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W F   Engineering Quad D-Wing   D221   Enrolled:26 Limit:40
41805 P01 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm T   Engineering Quad D-Wing   D221   Enrolled:26 Limit:40