315.731 Process simulation ¿ Thermodynamic design of internal combustion 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.

2022S, VO, 1.5h, 1.5EC


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

Learning outcomes

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

  • thermodynamics of the engine process
  • physical and chemical basics of combustion and pollutant formation
  • electrochemical processes of a fuel cell

You will have an overview of the available simulation methods.

Subject of course

A fundamental overview of process Analysis is provided. The Content of the lecture is the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Thermodynamic basics
  3. Fluid properties, fuels
  4. Species conversion (combustion, catalysis)
  5. Pollutant formation
  6. Species transport, gas exchange
  7. Charging
  8. Examples

Teaching methods

  • Lecture
  • Demonstration of examples
  • Group work

Mode of examination


Additional information

Due to the pandemic, the format for holding the lecture may vary.

Please note that the content of the lecture has been expanded to include fuel cells.



Course dates

Thu13:00 - 16:0005.05.2022Seminarraum Lehar 01 Prozessrechnung
Fri09:00 - 12:0006.05.2022Seminarraum Lehar 01 Prozessrechnung
Mon09:00 - 13:0009.05.2022Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Prozessrechnung

Examination modalities

Written test with questions addressing the students' understanding and analytical examples

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
25.01.2022 08:00 04.05.2022 12:00 04.05.2022 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Script (in German!) for registered students on TISS available.

Previous knowledge

  • Lecture Grundzüge KFZ-Antriebe
  • Thermodynamic
  • Fluid mechanics