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IC Engine Training for Engineers

IC Engine Training for Engineers

60 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • 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.


  • Advanced
  • 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.
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.
Course Content

Introduction to engine study & 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 & car fuels

3 days

  • Introduction to refining. Gasoline fuels, Diesel fuels and biofuels: characteristics and adaptation.
  • Composition/exhaust emissions relations.

Combustion - Exhaust emissions & 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 & measurements

3 days

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

Engine architecture & 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 & processes

4 days

  • Metallurgy. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals foundry. Machining. Plastic materials. Prototyping process and methods.
  • Visit of a foundry.

Engine thermics - Lubrication & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & electric PWT

1 day

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


3 days

  • Introduction to damage modes. Rules of analysis. Failure examinations.
Evaluations - Conclusions 0.5 day

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