Imperial College London

ProfessorAlexTaylor

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7042a.m.taylor

 
 
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Location

 

618City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Tutor, Vehicle Propulsion Technologies ME4 MSC. (Postgraduate)

Fluid Mechanics 1 - MECH40002

Aims

The aims of the ME1 Fluid Mechanics course is to establish a strong foundation and understanding of elementary fluid mechanics, on which subsequent courses will build on. Emphasis is on fundamentals. After establishing the basics of the mathematical description of fluids, fluid statics and dynamics are covered, the latter employing control volume analysis. The knowledge is put to application, particularly in the last part of the course on internal flows.

ECTS units: 5

 

Role

Associate Course Leader

Future Clean Transport Technology - MECH97090

Aims

 To provide:

·      A basic understanding of the design features of reciprocating internal combustion engines and the underlying engineering science, with particular reference to the fluid flow, thermodynamics and combustion processes of spark- and compression-ignition engines.

·      An awareness of the means by which the need for reduced CO2 and pollutant emissions is met.

·      A basic understanding of the design features of hybrid, electric and fuel cell powered vehicles and the underlying engineering science, with particular reference to system design of battery packs and fuel cell systems.

·      A basic understanding of how the technologies compare to each other and how they fit into the bigger picture of the whole transport/energy system.

A practical, industrial context for the above knowledge through talks from visiting industry experts.

Role

Course Leader

Thermodynamics 1 - MECH40003

Aims

The principal aim is to give students a basic understanding of the fundamental laws of thermodynamics and the ability to use them in solving a range of simple engineering problems. The pace of the course attempts to take account of students' lack of familiarity with the subject from pre-university studies. The aim of the lectures and tutorials is to develop analytical skills and some design appreciation, involving awareness of the interaction between thermodynamics and considerations of energy resources, materials, solid mechanics, economics, the environment etc. 

ECTS units: 5

 

Role

Course Leader

Future Clean Transport Technology - MECH97068

Aims

 To provide:

·      A basic understanding of the design features of reciprocating internal combustion engines and the underlying engineering science, with particular reference to the fluid flow, thermodynamics and combustion processes of spark- and compression-ignition engines.

·      An awareness of the means by which the need for reduced CO2 and pollutant emissions is met.

·      A basic understanding of the design features of hybrid, electric and fuel cell powered vehicles and the underlying engineering science, with particular reference to system design of battery packs and fuel cell systems.

·      A basic understanding of how the technologies compare to each other and how they fit into the bigger picture of the whole transport/energy system.

A practical, industrial context for the above knowledge through talks from visiting industry experts.

Role

Course Leader

Future Clean Transport Technology (PG) - MECH97015

Aims

 To provide:

·      A basic understanding of the design features of reciprocating internal combustion engines and the underlying engineering science, with particular reference to the fluid flow, thermodynamics and combustion processes of spark- and compression-ignition engines.

·      An awareness of the means by which the need for reduced CO2 and pollutant emissions is met.

·      A basic understanding of the design features of hybrid, electric and fuel cell powered vehicles and the underlying engineering science, with particular reference to system design of battery packs and fuel cell systems.

·      A basic understanding of how the technologies compare to each other and how they fit into the bigger picture of the whole transport/energy system.

A practical, industrial context for the above knowledge through talks from visiting industry experts.

Role

Course Leader