315.745 Engine Cycle Simulation - Programming Exercise
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, RU, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: RU Calc. Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to modell the fundamental physical and chemical processes in an internal combustion engine. They improve their knowledge of the coding software MATLAB.

Subject of course

A thermodynamic engine model is developed step-by-step and under guidance using the coding language Matlab. The most important contents are:

- Kinematics crank train

- Caloric mixture properties

- Conservation of energy, equations of state

- Modelling of the Combustion

- Wall heat transfer

- Gas Exchange

- Calculation of the efficiency

Teaching methods

Handover code structure


Discussion of results

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

At least 3 participants are required!



Course dates

Wed09:00 - 11:0008.05.2024Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Prozessrechnung - Programmierübung
Wed09:00 - 11:0029.05.2024Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Prozessrechnung - Programmierübung
Wed09:00 - 11:0012.06.2024Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Prozessrechnung - Programmierübung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Interview dealing with the code development and the simulation results

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
08.01.2024 08:00 07.05.2024 16:00 07.05.2024 16:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
700 FW Elective Courses - Mechanical Engineering Not specified


Skriptum Prozessrechnung, Institut für Fahrzeugantriebe, TU Wien

Pischinger, Thermodynamik der Verbrennungskraftmaschine, Springer

Heywood, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, McGraw-Hill

Previous knowledge

- B.Sc. level Thermodynamics

- B.Sc. level Fluid Mechanics

- Fundamentals of internal combustion engines

- It is recommended to complete lecture 315.764 in preparation.

Preceding courses