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IC Engine Training for Engineers

60 days MOT/INGMOT-E
  • This training is mainly dedicated to automotive companies who want to train a group of engineers.
  • Engineers from automotive industry, not directly involved in IC engine field and wishing to become engine specialists.
  • To provide a high level, modern training in the engine field (gasoline and Diesel).
  • Upon completion of the training, participants will have acquired the requested knowledge and skills to be engine engineer.
  • Because of the duration, the training can be recognized by a ENSPM diploma of Internal Combustion Engines Specialized Master, awarded by IFP School, provided satisfying results are obtained at the tests and a good assessment is given on the work done in the framework of a professional thesis development.
Learning Objectives
  • To know every field of IC thermal engine and to be able to act as an experienced engineer as well as a project leader.

Introduction to engine study and tests 3 days
  • Operating cycles of reciprocating, theoretical and real engines. Combustion process. Combustion equation. Fuel/air ratio. Combustion energy aspects. Balances.
Thermodynamics applied to engines 2 days
  • Going through real cycles, methods and practical.
Hydrocarbons and car fuels 3 days
  • Introduction to refining. Gasoline fuels, Diesel fuels and biofuels: characteristics and adaptation.
  • Composition/exhaust emissions relations.
Combustion - Exhaust emissions and after-treatment 7 days
  • Atmospheric phenomena: smog and greenhouse effect, consequences and regulations.
  • Combustion: pollutants origins, combustion process, combustion systems.
  • Exhaust gas after-treatment.
Performances and measurements 3 days
  • Practical on dyno bench and on simulator: parametric physic measures, engine performances characterization, exhaust gas analysis, interpretation of results.
Engine architecture and technologies 7 days
  • Fixed parts: cylinder-block and cylinder head, cylinder head gasket; clamping techniques.
  • Mobile coupling system: crankshaft, conrods, pistons, bushings; balance.
  • Timing: lift, dynamics, drive, technologies; variable timing.
Materials and processes 4 days
  • Metallurgy. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals foundry. Machining. Plastic materials. Prototyping process and methods.
  • Visit of a foundry.
Engine thermics - Lubrication and lubricants 2 days
  • Cooling: thermal balance and engine needs, restrictions and design of the cooling circuit, Diesel specificities.
  • Lubrication and lubricants: tribology, roles, characteristics and classifications, how it affects after-treatment, lubrication circuit, blow-by gas.
Loading and components of the air circuit 6 days
  • Loading: pressure losses, acoustic applied to loading intake and exhaust lines, supercharging.
  • Supercharging: turbocharger operating, technology, adaptation to engine.
  • Other components: throttle valve, EGR, interface with the engine control.
Diesel and gasoline injection systems - Ignition 5 days
  • Basic principles. Diesel common-rail injection systems. GII, GDI and ignition. Fuel circuits. Common rail: specificities, HP pump, rail, injectors. Technological issues. Interface with the engine control.
Control and PTD (powertrain development) 9 days
  • PT control: automatisms, gasoline and Diesel torque structure, gasoline and Diesel depollution, EGR and OBD. PT supervision and inter-systems. Development: gasoline and Diesel PTD, automatic transmission.
  • On simulator: study and calibration of a control law.
Gearbox and transmissions 2 days
  • Manual, robotized and automatic gearboxes: principles and technologies, clutch and damped flywheel clutch, differential, transmission cams and seals.
Adaptation of the PWT to the vehicle 2.5 days
  • Vibro-acoustics: bases, PT characterization, lab methods, pressure pulsation noises and sound quality. PT installation in a vehicle.
Hybrid and electric PWT 1 day
  • Serial and parallel architectures. On-board energy storages. Power electronics. Electric engines. Installation and thermal management.
Reliability 3 days
  • Introduction to damage modes. Rules of analysis. Failure examinations.
Evaluations - Conclusions 0.5 day