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Mechanical Engineering - Internal Combustion Engine Basics

Learn how internal combustion engines work to rotate pumps, generator rotors, fans and many other machines.

Engineering
Free Course
Internal combustion (IC) engines are all around us in automobiles of all types, and are used to rotate pumps, generator rotors, fans and many other machines. But how do these astounding machines work? This free online course uses 2D and 3D models to bring to life the inner workings of internal combustion engines. So start this course today and learn about an engine's main components (crankshaft, piston, camshaft etc.) and their function.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    saVRee

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Internal combustion (IC) engines are not only used in the automotive engineering and automobile engineering industries, they are used to rotate pumps, generator rotors, fans and many other machines. But what are internal combustion engines? Why do we use petrol/gasoline and diesel fuels instead of just one type of fuel? And how do these astounding machines work? This course will answer all of these questions and many more!

Irrespective of your background, learning about internal combustion engines will benefit you greatly. They are used as prime movers in cars, vans, trains, motorbikes, scooters, lawnmowers, leaf blowers and many other machines. So even if you are not an engineer, or training to become one, the knowledge you gain will always be useful, because a combustion engine is never far away!

This course is taught by an engineer with 17 years experience... you're in good hands! Interactive 3D models have been used to show you every engine component in detail, and 2D images have been used to highlight areas of interest.

This free online course will be of great interest to all learners wishing to expand their knowledge of Internal combustion (IC) engines, such as those interested in mechanical engineering as a career or those interested in working in the automotive and automobile industries.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Describe how petrol and diesel engines work
  • Examine how internal combustion (IC) engines work
  • Outline how two stroke engines work
  • Outline how four stroke engines work
  • Discuss what the differences between petrol/gasoline and diesel engines are
  • Identify all of an engine's main components and their function (crankshaft, piston, camshaft etc.)

Certification

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