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Combustion and Emissions for Engineers

December 9-11, 2019 Troy, MI, United States SAE International Classroom Seminar

Public awareness regarding pollutants and their adverse health effects has created an urgent need for engineers to better understand the combustion process as well as the pollutants formed as by-products of that process. To effectively contribute to emission control strategies and design and develop emission control systems and components, a good understanding of the physical and mathematical principles of the combustion process is necessary. This seminar will bring issues related to combustion and emissions "down to earth," relying less on mathematical terms and more on physical explanations and analogies.


Learning Objectives

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the important processes in combustion and emission
  • Identify the formation mechanisms and reduction strategies of pollutant species in combustion systems
  • Recognize the effects of engine design and operating conditions on combustion and emission
  • Explain the technology and the logic behind after-treatment of pollutants
  • Identify the underlying laws and principles used in combustion and emission black-boxed computer programs
  • Explain the role chemical kinetics plays in the design of low-emission combustion systems
  • Identify design trade-offs between increasing engine performance and maintaining low emission characteristics 

Who Should Attend

Engineers working on the design of combustion engine components, software development and application for modeling of thermal-fluid, combustion and emissions processes, and those working on the reduction of harmful pollutants emissions will find this course valuable.

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