Automotive Fuels and Fuel Sysytems

Course Name: 



M.Tech (Thermal Engineering)


Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3- 0- 0) 3


Conventional liquid HC fuels, Properties of conventional fuels, Alternative engines and fuels, including for racing,
Fuel tanks and measurement of their contents, Transferring the fuel from tank to metering unit, Fundamental
principles of carburetion, Elements of carburetors, Constant depression and fixed venture carburetors in practice,
Induction manifold design, LPG fuel and mixing systems, Gasoline injection, Combustion and combustion chambers,
Emissions and their control, Sampling and analysis of emissions, Crude oil delivered diesel fuel, Fuel quality and
additives, Alternative fuels, Injectors and inline and unit injection pumps, Rotary and distributor type injection
pumps. Test cycles, sampling and analysis of exhaust emissions, Optimizing air induction- variable valve timing and
differences in approach for diesel and gasoline engines, Optimizing air induction- induction pipe tuning, Optimizing
air induction- Turbo charging and supercharging, complex pressure wave charger, Introduction to alternate fuels,
biomass combustion equipment, biomass fuel supply and purchasing, processing network, fuel switching feasibility


T.K. Garret, Automotive fuels and fuel systems Vol. 1 & 2, John Wiley & Sons, 2008 Thomas McGowan, Biomass and Alternate fuel systems an engineering and economy Guide, John Wiley & Sons, 2009


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