Electronics for Combustion Engines

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Modern engines and powertrains in the vehicle are equipped with continuously rising number of electronics and mechatronics components. Accordingly, also the effort for development and calibration of powertrain electronics increases constantly. To face this challenge, vehicle engineers need a solid fundamental understanding of the mechatronic actuators and sensors and the interaction with the engine control unit (ECU).

In this semester Prof. Andert offers again the lecture "Electronics on the Combustion Engine" and thus enables interested students to gain a comprehensive view of electronic components in drive technology. The lecture is interdisciplinary and therefore interesting with different disciplines, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or computer science. A large number of exhibits combined with personal experiences from the industry will provide a practical insight into the topic. In addition, the lecture is designed to be interactive in that Prof. Andert asks open questions in the room to encourage the participants to actively participate. For more information, please refer to the attached PDF file in the Post-It.

If we have awakened your interest, we would be pleased to welcome you to the lecture.


 
 

 

Content

This lecture covers the fundamentals of various control actuators for gasoline and diesel engines and their potential to reduce fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. Important ECU functions and their conversion into electrical signals which directly influence the engine are preented.

The increasing interaction between engine, chassis and gearbox control units and the effect on network security, reliability as well as the electromagnetic tolerance are explained attending various examples of modern vehicles.

Topics

  • Electronic influence of combustion engines
  • Key Sensors
  • Key Actuators
  • ECU Hardware
  • Bus Systems
  • Electric Machine Fundamentals
  • 12V / 48V Powernet
  • Hybrid Technology
  • Practice orientation
 

Contact

Name

Xiaonan Zhang

Research Associate

Phone

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+49 241 80 48097

Email

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Contact

Name

Michael Engels

Research Associate

Phone

work
+49 241 80 48086

Email

E-Mail
 

Information

The dates for the lectures and exercises in the winter semester 2020/2021, please refer to the PDF document. The course is offered in the summer and winter semester.

All lectures and exercises documents to the lecture series can be found in RWTHmoodle. If you have any problems with the registration on campus Office, . We're here to help.

Examination

At the end of the event your theoretical knowledge is assessed in an oral examination. It offers two examination dates, where you have the opportunity to influence these dates to avoid any collisions with other examination dates.

The announcement date of the oral examination will take place on our website and in the RWTHmoodle.