315.764 Thermodynamic Principles of Automotive Propulsion Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 1.5h, 1.5EC
TUWELQuinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

  • thermodynamics of the engine process
  • physical and chemical basics of combustion and pollutant formation
  • electrochemical processes of a fuel cell

They will have an overview of the available simulation methods.

Subject of course

A fundamental overview of process Analysis is provided. The Content of the lecture is the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Thermodynamic basics
  3. Fluid properties, energy carriers
  4. Species conversion (combustion, catalysis)
  5. Pollutant formation
  6. Species transport, gas exchange
  7. Charging
  8. Examples

Teaching methods

  • Self-study with script and learning videos

  • Project work

  • Practice and Q&A sessions

  • Demonstration of examples

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Course dates

Wed09:00 - 11:0001.03.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Vorbesprechung
Mon13:00 - 16:0013.03.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Vorlesung
Thu09:00 - 12:0023.03.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Vorlesung

Examination modalities

  • Written elaboration
  • Interview

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2023 08:00 01.03.2023 11:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
700 FW Elective Courses - Mechanical Engineering Elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

  • Lecture Grundzüge KFZ-Antriebe
  • Thermodynamic
  • Fluid mechanics