Course detail

Semester Project

FSI-QS3Acad. year: 2023/2024

This course enables students to acquire the desirable habits of independent design work, with special focus upon the piston combustion engines. Lectures serve to communicate the concept and the procedures related to planning the essential dimensions of an engine. The draft of dimensions of basic engine parts and a preliminary calculation for assessing the preliminary strength. Seminars help to work out a computerized protocol of the basic project parameters of an engine and a corresponding drawing documentation of selected engine parts.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Design of machine parts, kinematics and dynamics of machine mechanism, evaluation of these elements regarding mechanics and elasticity and strength. Thermo cycles of combustion engines and thermal load. Combustion engines maps.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Graded course-unit credit requirements: a presentation in seminars and submitting a calculation protocol and drawing documentation. Final evaluation consists of: corectness of calculation and elaboration of drawing and graphic layout of the submitted materials.
Attendance in seminars is obligatory, checked by a teacher. The way of compensation of an absence is solved individually with a subject provider.


The aim of the course is to practise the collation of theoretical findings, which students learned in other courses.
This course makes students familiar with complex improvement findings of the branch when designing a piston internal combustion engine.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

TAYLOR, CH. F.: The Internal Combustion Engine in Theory and Praxis
STONE, R.: Internal Combustion Engines
RICARDO, R. - HEMPSON, J.: The High-speed Internal-combustion Engine.
HEISLER, H.: Advanced engine technology. Butterworth-Heinemann 2002. ISBN 1-5609-1-734-2.
YAMAGATA, H.: The science and technology of materials in automotive engines. Woodhead Publishing 2005. ISBN 978-1-85573-742-6
KOVAŘÍK, L. a kol.: Konstrukce vozidlových spalovacích motorů. NV Praha, 1992

Recommended reading

Rauscher, J.: Ročníkový projekt,Studijní opory,VUT Brno, 2005
Kožoušek, J.: Výpočet a konstrukce spalovacích motorů I, SNTL Praha 1978


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-ADI-P Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

78 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Project submission. Project of engine conception.
Start CAD program Pro/Engineer and introduction to base modeling.
2. Calculation of kinematics of crank mechanism of engine.
Create a solid feature using extrude, revolve and sweep tools.
3. Construction of pressure-volume diagram of real engine.
Create parallel blend and engineering features as round and chamfer.
4. Process of forces, which act to piston, piston pin, tangential forces and torque moment.
Advanced modeling: creating a helical sweep by sweeping a section along a helical trajectory, boundary blend feature between references entities in one or two directions.
5. Continuance torque moment on crankshaft journal.
Creating clasic and industry-stadard holes. Creating Draft feature to individual surfaces. Creating 3D dimensions in the part.
6. Continuance torque moment on connecting rod pins.
Creating user relations and customizing user interface.
7. Engine balancing.
Creating sub and main assembly.
8. Project of fundamental proportion of piston.
Creating of drawings from Pro/E models.
9. Production drawing of piston.
Reverse engineering extension – RESTYLE option.
10. Production drawing of piston.
Structural and motion analysis.
11. Project of piston pin.
Consulting with students about their CAD projects.
12. Production drawing of piston pin.
Consulting with students about their CAD projects.
13. Production drawing of piston pin.
Check students projects.