Automotive Engineering; Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines
What you'll learn
- Basics of Hydrogen Combustion
- Engine Design Modifications for hydrogen combustion
- Benefits of Hydrogen gas
- Political Impetus for hydrogen Engines
- Mo prerequisites, Basic Mechanical Engineering, basic Automobile Engineering
In the field of Automotive Engineering , the threat posed by climate change and the striving for security of energy supply are issues high on the political agenda these days. Governments are putting strategic Automotive Engineering plans in motion to decrease primary fossil fuel energy use, take carbon out of fuels and facilitate modal shifts in the area of tail pipe emissions.
Taking a prominent place in these strategic plans is hydrogen as a future energy carrier.
A number of manufacturers are now leasing demonstration vehicles to consumers using hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines (H2ICEs) as well as fuel cell vehicles. Developing countries, in particular, are pushing for H2ICEs (powering two- and three-wheelers as well as passenger cars and buses) to decrease local pollution at an affordable cost.
A hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicle (HICEV) is a type of hydrogen vehicle using an internal combustion engine. Hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicles are different from hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (which use electrochemical use of hydrogen rather than combustion). Instead, the hydrogen internal combustion engine is simply a modified version of the traditional gasoline-powered internal combustion engine.
Hydrogen does not contain carbon. That means, that there are no carbon based pollution in the exhaust like carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrocarbons (HC). However, hydrogen combustion with air produces oxides of nitrogen, known as NOx, against emission regulations. In this way, the combustion process is much like other high temperature combustion fuels, such as kerosene, gasoline, diesel or natural gas. As such hydrogen combustion engines are not considered zero emission.
The downside is that hydrogen is difficult to handle. Due to the very small molecular size of the hydrogen atom, hydrogen is able to leak through many apparently solid materials. Escaped hydrogen gas mixed with air is potentially explosive.
Who this course is for:
- Basic Mechanical Engineering Students, Basic Automobile Engineering Students ,Autpmotive Enthusiasts
I am a Maters Degree(MTech) holder from Elite Indian Institute of Technology & My specialization is Automotive Engine Technology. I am passionate about Automotive Engineering/Automobile Engineering .I worked in some prestigious organizations like Mitsubishi, Cummins & Caterpillar. I have handson experience on various Automotive Engineering roles like Turbocharging, Aftertreatment technologies, Electronic powertrain , CRDI etc. I love to share the knowledge I gained from my 16 years of experience in the field of Automotive Engineering with all you students .