Swayam Central

IC Engines and Gas Turbines

By Prof. Pranab K. Mondal, Prof. Vinayak N. Kulkarni   |   IIT Guwahati
This course deals with the gas power cycles. One part of the course is on IC engines and it focuses onthe thermodynamic cycles for different fuels suitable for automobiles. Other part of the course hasemphasis on thermodynamic cycle of aircraft engines and the components of the aircraft engine. Thusthis course would provide an understanding on electricity generation or transportation applicationusing gas as working medium.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Undergraduate students of Mechanical/Chemical/Aerospace engg. (5 thsemester onwards) and postgraduate students specializing   in thethermofluids/FluidMechanics/Aerospace/Automobiles;industrypersonnel associated with automobile and aerospace
  engineering;faculty members associated with Mechanical/Chemical/Aerospaceengg.
PREREQUISITES : Basic UG-level Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Tata Motors, Ashok Layland, General Electric

Learners enrolled: 9075


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 26 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Week 1  :  Engine
    Week 2  :  IC engines
    Week 3  :  Air-standard cycles
    Week 4  :  Carburation
    Week 5  :  Fuel injection systems
    Week 6  :  Combustion in S.I. and C.I.engines
    Week 7  :  Introduction to GasTurbines
    Week 8  :  Performance analysis ofBryton Cycle
    Week 9  :  Aircraft propulsion
    Week 10  :  Compressors
    Week 11  :  Compressors and Turbines
    Week 12  :  Nozzles and Diffusers


    • G. F. C. Rogers and Y. R. Mayhew, Engineering ThermodynamicsWork and Heat Transfer, 4 th Ed., Pearson, 2001.
    • H. I. H Saravanamuttoo, G. F. C. Rogers and H. Cohen, GasTurbine Theory, 4 th Ed., Pearson, 2003.
    • Gill Paul and W Smith, Fundamentals of Internal combustion Engine, Oxford and Ibh Publishing Co.
    • V Ganesan, Internal combustion Engine, 4th Edition, McGraw Hill Education.


    Prof. Pranab K. Mondal

    IIT Guwahati
    Dr. Pranab K. Mondal is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati since May 2015. He received his undergraduate and postgraduate degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and completed his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2015. He worked as an Research Associate at IIT Khargpur for nearly one years before joining IIT Guwahati. His principal research interest, encompassing the broad area of Microfluidics, has covered various facets of microscale multiphase transport, electrokinetics microscale transport of heat and experimental microfluidics. He is currently working on stability analysis of flows with free-surfaces, experimental investigations of capillary filling of bio-fluids and droplet dynamics. He has co-authored more than 70 referred journal and conference publications. He is a regular reviewer of many reputed international journals and also associated with several sponsored projects.

    Prof. Vinayak N. Kulkarni

    Dr. Vinayak N. Kulkarni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering ofIndian Institute of Technology Guwahati since January 2015. He completed his undergraduate studies inMechanical Engineering in the Shivaji University, Maharashtra, India. His post graduation and PhD isfrom Aerospace Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. His teachinginterests are basic and applied thermodynamics, gas dynamics, aircraft propulsion and fluid mechanics.His research interests are experimental and computational compressible flows, IC engines and non-conventional energy.


    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 26th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments
     given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.