Grupo de Combustibles y Motores (GCM)

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial de Ciudad RealUCLM

Máquinas Térmicas

Subject Code56367
Subject NameThermal Engines
Subject termSecond quarter of 4th year
Hours per week4
Subject typeOptional
Credits6 ECTS credits


ObjectivesIdentify the critical variables and design parameters controlling intake, combustion chamber, and exhaust flows through the engine. Identify fuel processing parameters that affect the performance and emission characteristics of the internal combustion engines.
ContentsInternal combustion engines. Engine cycles. Engine configurations. Operational parameters. Air and Exhaust flows. Engine energy balance. Combustion and emissions. Overall engine performance. Gas and Steam Cycles.
Gas turbines and compressors. Classification of gas turbines for aircrafts. Engine performance parameters: Thrust and efficiency. Euler’s turbomachinery equations. Applications. Losses in gas turbines and compressors. Regulation methods.
BibliographyHeywood, J. “Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals” Mc Graw-Hill. 1988.
Mattingly, J. “Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion” Mc Graw-Hill. 1999.
Muñoz, M., Payri, F. “Motores de Combustión Interna Alternativos” UPM. 1989
Mataix, C. “Turbomáquinas Térmicas” CIE S.L. DOSSAT 2000.
ProfessorMagín Lapuerta Amigo
Teaching MethodClassroom teaching and laboratory assignments
Evaluation MethodMid-term and final exams