315.032 Future development of gasoline engines
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019S, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

The described lecture gives an overview on the actual development trends and delivers an outlook on the future of the spark ignition engine. The student will receive informations on the working principle of the various measures for improvement and their interactions. With this knowledge he will be in the position to plan future improvements for spark ignition engines with regard to the target definitions of a specific project.

Subject of course

  1. Boundary conditions for future developments - Legal requirements - Customer requirements
  2. Reduction of fuel consumption - Thermodynamics (e.g. gasoline direct injection, variable valve train systems, charge dilution, ...) - Reduction of engine parasitic losses - Downsizing, shifting the engine's operation to higher loads
  3. Alternative fuels
  4. Improvement of full load performance - Improved volumetric efficiency for natural aspirated engines - Charging
  5. Reduction of exhaust emissions - engine internal measures - exhaust gas aftertreatment
  6. Improved engine architecture - Mass reduction - Cost reduction - Improved engine comfort
  7. Current implementations of technologies in spark ignition engines
  8. Development trends for the future



Course dates

09:00 - 16:0007.05.2019 - 08.05.2019Seminarraum BA 10B Prof. Grebe: Weiterentwicklung des Ottomotors
Future development of gasoline engines - Single appointments
Tue07.05.201909:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 10B Prof. Grebe: Weiterentwicklung des Ottomotors
Wed08.05.201909:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 10B Prof. Grebe: Weiterentwicklung des Ottomotors
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Written exam on the dates posted in TISS.

Please note to attend the exam you have to registrate for the lecture!

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Exclusions from exams in accordance with paragraph 18a University Matriculation Law:

Non-appearing students missing to de-register in time will be blocked for the next two exams (8 weeks).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2019 08:00 06.05.2019 12:00 06.05.2019 12:00


The student must have at least 1 of the course(s) completed listed below:



Lecture Notes available on TISS.