Fundamental Concepts of Turbocharging Modern Engines Current Practices and Trends Web Course RePlay PD331858

Topics: Powertrain & Propulsion Turbochargers , Diesel / compression ignition engines , Systems engineering , Engine efficiency , Spark ignition engines , Emissions , Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) , Fuel economy

Turbocharging is an integral part of many internal combustion engine systems. While it has long been a key to diesel engine performance, turbocharging is increasingly seen as an enabler in meeting many of the efficiency and performance requirements of modern automotive gasoline engines.

This replay discusses the basic concepts of turbocharging and air flow management of four-stroke engines. It explores the fundamentals of turbocharging, system design features, performance measures, and matching and selection criteria. Topics include spark ignition, diesel engine systems, and the impact of different applications. The course also covers the interaction between turbocharging and engine systems and the impact on performance, fuel economy, and emissions. Developments in turbocharging technology are also covered.


By participating in this course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the basics of how a turbocharger works, how to measure the appropriateness of a turbocharger, and how to select and match a turbocharger to the needs of your powertrain
  • Estimate the impact of turbocharging on performance and emissions
  • Recognize potential issues such as packaging, noise, driveability, reliability, and durability
  • List the latest developments in turbocharging technology and their attributes

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase)
  • Four hours of instructor-delivered content
  • Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Online learning assessment
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions
  • .4 CEUs*/Certificate of Achievement (upon completion of all course content and a score of 70% or higher on the learning assessment)

*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

Is this Web Seminar RePlay for You?

This fundamental course will be beneficial to powertrain development engineers, component development engineers, engineering managers, product planners, service engineers, and those developing product strategies. 

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Kevin L. Hoag and Roy Primus
Kevin L. Hoag and Roy Primus

Kevin Hoag is an Institute Engineer in the Engine, Emissions, and Vehicle Research Division at Southwest Research Institute, and has more than 35 years of engineering experience in diesel and spark-ignition engine development. Before joining Southwest Research he held engineering management positions with Cummins, Inc., and was most recently Associate Director of the Engine Research Center at the University of Wisconsin. He continues to teach in Wisconsin’s Master of Engineering in Engine Systems program. Kevin holds bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of two books, Skill Development for Engineers (IEE Press, 2001), and Vehicular Engine Design (Springer-Verlag, 2005).

Kevin L. Hoag and Roy Primus

Roy J. Primus is a Principal Engineer in the Combustion Systems Organization at the General Electric Global Research Center. He has been working in the area of diesel engine combustion, performance and emissions for over 37 years. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Primus was an Executive Director of Research and Technical at Cummins, Inc. Mr. Primus' areas of expertise include diesel engine performance, emissions control, thermodynamic system modeling and air handling system design and analysis. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has published 25 technical papers and holds 23 patents on reciprocating engine systems and technology. Mr. Primus is a Fellow of SAE International and an Assistant Adjunct Professor for the University of Wisconsin Master of Engineering in Engine Systems distance learning program.

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