315.032 Future development of gasoline engines
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, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

  • respond to customer requirements while considering the development boundary conditions and legal regulations.
  • use engineering fundamentals to optimize engines for their intended use.
  • provide information about the latest developments in gasoline engines.
  • provide information about possible future developments.

Subject of course

  1. Boundary conditions for future developments - Legal requirements - Customer requirements
  2. Reduction of fuel consumption - Thermodynamics (e.g. gasoline direct injection, variable valve train systems, charge dilution, ...) - Reduction of engine parasitic losses - Downsizing, shifting the engine's operation to higher loads
  3. Alternative fuels
  4. Improvement of full load performance - Improved volumetric efficiency for natural aspirated engines - Charging
  5. Reduction of exhaust emissions - engine internal measures - exhaust gas aftertreatment
  6. Improved engine architecture - Mass reduction - Cost reduction - Improved engine comfort
  7. Current implementations of technologies in spark ignition engines
  8. Development trends for the future

Teaching methods

under construction

Mode of examination


Additional information

Pandemiebedingt kann das Format der Abhaltung der LVA abweichen.

Due to the pandemic the format of the lecture may vary.



Course dates

09:00 - 16:0015.05.2023 - 16.05.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Weiterentwicklung des Ottomotors
Future development of gasoline engines - Single appointments
Mon15.05.202309:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Weiterentwicklung des Ottomotors
Tue16.05.202309:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Weiterentwicklung des Ottomotors
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

PLEASE NOTE: All exams at our institute are to be taken in GERMAN!

As all our written exams take place in parallel, registration for only one exam is permitted per exam date! Multiple registrations will not be tolerated! Failure to turn up to an exam to which the student has registered will result in an 8-week ban on the exam (in accordance with section 18a of the Statute on Study Law)! De-registrations after the registration deadline will not be considered!

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2023 08:00 12.05.2023 12:00 12.05.2023 12:00


The student must have at least 1 of the course(s) completed listed below:



Lecture Notes available on TISS.