315.227 Fuels and lubricants Canceled
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form
Quinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

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

  • assess fuels with regard to their quality properties critical for engine operation
  • assess the differences between the European standard specifications and the requirements of the European automotive industry in terms of relevance and avoidability
  • recognize critical fuel qualities in terms of engine operation and exhaust aftertreatment, as well as energy efficiency
  • classify alternative fuels compared to gasoline and diesel in terms of economy and environmental impact meaningful
  • assess interactions (of power) between fuels and lubricants during engine operation in terms of their advantages and disadvantages
  • evaluate engine oils for their optimal use in modern internal combustion engines
  • estimate the possible applications of different lubricants based on the requirements of the automaker sense

Subject of course

  • Production of fuels and lubricants
  • Composition and properties of fuels and lubes as well as requirements
  • Fuels, biofuels, alternative fuels, fuel extender
  • Lubes and additives


Teaching methods

  • Lecture on the individual sub-topics
  • Discussion of studies on the environmental compatibility of alternative fuels
  • Discussion of case studies from the development of fuels and lubricants to effects of fuels and lubricants on vehicle operation in the hands of customers
  • Discussion on the topic of successful complaint processing for fuels and lubricants


Mode of examination



  • Zeiner, Wolfgang


Examination modalities

Oral examination by appointment with the lecturer


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
11.10.2021 08:00



The powerpoint presentation of the lecture is available for registered students as pdf format on TISS.

Further recommended literature:

  • Automotive Fuels Handbook v. K. Owen u. T. Coley, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2nd Ed.
  • Alternative Fuels von E. M. Goodger; John Wiley
  • Automotive Lubricants Reference Book, A. Caines & R. Haycock, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2nd Ed.
  • BOSCH Kraftfahrtechnisches Taschenbuch, Robert Bosch GmbH, aktuelle Ausgabe
  • Expert Praxislexikon Tribologie Plus von Wilfried J. Bartz und Uwe Möller (Hg.), 2. Auflage 2000, Expert Verlag
  • Lubricant Additives –Chemistry and Applications. Editor: Leslie R. Rudnick; 2. Edition 2009; CRC Press; ISBN: 978-1-4200-5964-9
  • Handbuch Verbrennungsmotor; 7. Auflage, Springer Verlag: Kapitel 32 - Energien für Antriebe nach 2020

Previous knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of chemistry (grammar school level) - Basic knowledge of engine and vehicle technology