315.227 Fuels and lubricants
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

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


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

- assess fuels with regard to their quality properties critical for engine operation

- assess the differences between the European standard specifications and the requirements of the European automotive industry in terms of relevance and avoidability

- recognize critical fuel qualities in terms of engine operation and exhaust aftertreatment, as well as energy efficiency

- classify alternative fuels compared to gasoline and diesel in terms of economy and environmental impact meaningful

- assess interactions (of power) between fuels and lubricants during engine operation in terms of their advantages and disadvantages

- evaluate engine oils for their optimal use in modern internal combustion engines

- estimate the possible applications of different lubricants based on the requirements of the automaker sense

Subject of course

- Production of fuels and lubricants

- Composition and properties of fuels and lubes as well as requirements

- Fuels, biofuels, alternative fuels, fuel extender

- Lubes and additives

Teaching methods

- Lecture on the individual sub-topics

- Discussion of studies on the environmental compatibility of alternative fuels

- Discussion of case studies from the development of fuels and lubricants to effects of fuels and lubricants on vehicle operation in the hands of customers

- Discussion on the topic of successful complaint processing for fuels and lubricants

Mode of examination




Course dates

09:00 - 16:0011.11.2019 - 12.11.2019Seminarraum BA 10B 315.227: Kraft- und Schmierstoffe
Fuels and lubricants - Single appointments
Mon11.11.201909:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 10B 315.227: Kraft- und Schmierstoffe
Tue12.11.201909:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 10B 315.227: Kraft- und Schmierstoffe
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Oral examination by appointment with the lecturer

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2019 08:00 08.11.2019 12:00 08.11.2019 12:00



The powerpoint presentation of the lecture is available for registered students as pdf format on TISS.

Further recommended literature:

  • Automotive Fuels Handbook v. K. Owen u. T. Coley, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2nd Ed.
  • Alternative Fuels von E. M. Goodger; John Wiley
  • Automotive Lubricants Reference Book, A. Caines & R. Haycock, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2nd Ed.
  • BOSCH Kraftfahrtechnisches Taschenbuch, Robert Bosch GmbH, aktuelle Ausgabe
  • Expert Praxislexikon Tribologie Plus von Wilfried J. Bartz und Uwe Möller (Hg.), 2. Auflage 2000, Expert Verlag
  • Lubricant Additives –Chemistry and Applications. Editor: Leslie R. Rudnick; 2. Edition 2009; CRC Press; ISBN: 978-1-4200-5964-9
  • Handbuch Verbrennungsmotor; 7. Auflage, Springer Verlag: Kapitel 32 - Energien für Antriebe nach 2020

Previous knowledge

- Basic knowledge of chemistry (grammar school level) - Basic knowledge of engine and vehicle technology