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Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology B.E. - Automobile Engineering SAUA3013 Alternate Fuels and Energy Systems Syllabus

SATHYABAMA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

SAUA3013 ALTERNATE FUELS AND ENERGY SYSTEMS
L T P Credits Total Marks
3 0 0 3 100

UNIT 1 ALCOHOLS AS FUELS 9 Hrs.
Introduction to alternative Fuels. – Need for alternative Fuels – Availability of different alternative fuels for SI and CI
Engines. Alcohols as fuels. Production methods of alcohols. Properties of alcohols as fuels. Methods of using Alcohols in CI
and SI Engines. Blending, Dual Fuel Operation, Surface Ignition and oxygenated Additives. Performance Emission and
Combustion Characteristics in CI and SI Engines.

UNIT 2 VEGETABLE OILS AS FUELS 9 Hrs.
Various vegetable oils and their important properties, Different methods of using vegetable oils in engines – Blending,
Preheating, transesterification and emulsification of vegetable oils – Performance in engines – Performance, Emission and
combustion characteristics in diesel engines

UNIT 3 HYDROGEN AS ENGINE FUEL 9 Hrs.
Production methods of hydrogen. Combustive properties of hydrogen. Problems associated with hydrogen as fuel and
solutions. Different methods of using Hydrogen In SI And CI Engines. Performance, emission and combustion analysis in
engines. Hydrogen storage – Safety aspects of hydrogen.

UNIT 4 BIOGAS, NATURAL GAS AND LPG AS FUELS 9 Hrs
Production methods of biogas, Natural gas and LPG. Property studies. CO2 and H2S scrubbing in biogas. Modification
required to use in SI And CI Engines- Performance and emission characteristics of biogas, CNG and LPG in SI And CI
engines.

UNIT 5 ELECTRIC, HYBRID AND FUEL CELL VEHICLES 9 Hrs.
Layout of electric vehicle and hybrid vehicles – Advantages and drawbacks of electric and hybrid vehicles. System
components, Electronic control system – Different configurations of hybrid vehicles. Power split device. High energy and
power density batteries – Basics of fuel cell vehicles.
Max. 45 Hrs.

COURSE OUTCOMES
On completion of the course, student will be able to
CO1 - Understand the need of alternate fuels and energy systems.
CO2 - Understand the production method of various alternate fuels.
CO3 - Understand the different methods of using alternate fuels in engines.
CO4 - Understand the properties of different alternate fuels.
CO5 - Analyse the performance, emission and combustion characteristics of engines using alternate fuels.
CO6 - Understand the basics of electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles.

TEXT / REFERENCE BOOKS
1. S.S. Thipse, “Alternative Fuels”, Jaico Publishing House; First edition, 2010.
2. Erjavec Jack Et.Al, “Alternative Fuel Technology: Electric, Hybrid, and Fuel-Cell Vehicles”,Cengage Learning, 2007.
3. Ganesan. V.“Internal Combustion Engines”, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co, 2012.
4. Mathur D.S., Sharma. R.P. “A course in internal combustion engines”, Dhanpatrai publication, 2014.

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION QUESTION PAPER PATTERN
Max. Marks: 100 Exam Duration: 3 Hrs.
PART A: 10 Questions of 2 marks each - No choice 20 Marks
PART B: 2 Questions from each unit of internal choice; each carrying 16 marks 80 Marks
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