Regulations and consumer expectations have shaped the modern diesel engine. Enhancements have resulted in more power, fuel efficiency, reliability, and lower emissions, an indication that diesels will remain popular in the future. This technology is most widely used in commercial applications, such as trucking, shipping, construction, busing, and more. Each year, many light and medium duty car and truck manufacturers introduce diesel vehicles worldwide. A fundamental knowledge of diesel technology is critical for anyone involved in the diesel engine support industry.
The SAE Diesel Engine Technology on-demand course, featuring instructor Magdi Khair, begins with a brief but thorough history and introduction to diesel engines. It then covers the importance of the fuel injection system, air management systems, and other aspects of diesel engine combustion. It explains formation of each of the regulated emissions species with details of those emission control design changes, including some sample cases quantified through the use of actual examples. An overview of fueling diesels, developing technologies, and a comprehensive section on exhaust aftertreatment are also included.
While the course is approximately 11 hours in length, the estimated time to completion, including knowledge checks and the learning assessment is 13 hours.
By participating in this On Demand course, you will be able to:
*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.
Engineers involved in diesel engine support industries, such as catalytic converters, lube oils, gaskets, and turbochargers as well was individuals who are not well versed with diesel engines, but in careers where diesels play a major role can benefit from this course.
This course satisfies a requirement in the Diesel Technology Certificate Program.
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Dr. Magdi Khair retired from Watlow Electric where he was Chief Technologist in Watlow’s Diesel Emission Space. He was previously an Institute Engineer at Southwest Research Institute and had prior assignments at Allied Signal Automotive Catalyst, Ford New Holland, Ford Tractor Operations, Bendix Diesel Operations, and the Chrysler Corporation. He has worked with diesel engines and their emission control systems for most of his carrer.
Dr. Khair has an extensive background in diesel aftertreatment, stratified charge, and gas turbine engines since 1970. He was involved with developing emission control systems to help diesel and alternative combustion engines meet future regulated limits. He co-authored a comprehensive textbook, “Diesel Emissions and Their Control”, and continues to present seminars in diesel engine technology, selective catalytic reduction for diesel engines, and exhaust gas recirculation.
Dr. Khair holds a B.S. in Automotive Engineering from Cairo, Egypt, a M.S. in Thermodynamics from the University of Birmingham, England, a MBA from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from Warren National University. Dr. Khair holds more than 20 US patents in the areas of fuel injection, turbocharging, exhaust gas recirculation and filtration, and diesel aftertreatment systems.
"The course is highly comprehensive and detailed, whereas it remains accessible for non-engineers interested in diesel engine technologies."
"Dr. Khair has an excellent teaching manner and clearly knows the subject matter. He does not gloss over the more basic topics, but still covers in-depth topics with clarity. He tailors his responses to student questions so they are applicable to all and does not make anyone feel inadequate."
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