IC Engine Training for Engineers


Who should attend?

  • This course provides a high level, modern training in the engine field (gasoline and Diesel).
  • 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.
Public :
  • 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.

Level : Advanced

Course Content

  • Introduction to engine study & tests

      • Operating cycles of reciprocating, theoretical and real engines. Combustion process. Combustion equation. Fuel/air ratio. Combustion energy aspects. Balances.
  • Thermodynamics applied to engines

      • Going through real cycles, methods and practical.
  • Hydrocarbons & car fuels

      • Introduction to refining. Gasoline fuels, Diesel fuels and biofuels: characteristics and adaptation.
      • Composition/exhaust emissions relations.
  • Combustion - Exhaust emissions & after-treatment

      • Atmospheric phenomena: smog and greenhouse effect, consequences and regulations.
      • Combustion: pollutants origins, combustion process, combustion systems.
      • Exhaust gas after-treatment.
  • Performances & measurements

      • Practical on dyno bench and on simulator: parametric physic measures, engine performances characterization, exhaust gas analysis, interpretation of results.
  • Engine architecture & technologies

      • 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 & processes

      • Metallurgy. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals foundry. Machining. Plastic materials. Prototyping process and methods.
      • Visit of a foundry.
  • Engine thermics - Lubrication & lubricants

      • 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 & components of the air circuit

      • 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 & gasoline injection systems - Ignition

      • 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 & PTD (powertrain development)

      • 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 & transmissions

      • 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

      • Vibro-acoustics: bases, PT characterization, lab methods, pressure pulsation noises and sound quality. PT installation in a vehicle.
  • Hybrid & electric PWT

      • Serial and parallel architectures. On-board energy storages. Power electronics. Electric engines. Installation and thermal management.
  • Reliability

      • Introduction to damage modes. Rules of analysis. Failure examinations.
  • Evaluations - Conclusions

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the training, participants will have acquired the requested knowledge and skills to be engine engineer.
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • know every field of IC thermal engine,
  • act as an experienced engineer as well as a project leader.
To French entities : IFP Training is QUALIOPI certified ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program : referent.handicap@ifptraining.com.