Energetics and propulsion (M-ENG EP)
This Master develops skills for designing and optimizing innovative propulsion plants with a focus on thermofluid processes and energy conversion for research and industry.
The performance and efficiency of internal combustion engines and turbojets are influenced by various processes including gas flow, compression, and expansion through turbomachines or reciprocating piston, fuel injection and combustion, energy conversion and heat transfer. Therefore, the courses offered in this program will provide an emphasis on all these processes and how they interact.
The program of study lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. Energetics and Propulsion is one of four specialisms available within the Mechanical Engineering stream.
The language of instruction is English across the two years.
Course Content - M1
30 ECTS Credits per semester.Language of instruction: English
M1 - Autumn Semester Courses
M1 - Spring Semester Courses
Fluid Mechanics 2
Programming and Algorithms
Vibration and Differential Equations
Conferences and Initiation to Research
Course Content - M2
30 ECTS Credits per semester. Language of instruction: English
M2 - Autumn Semester Courses
M2 - Spring Semester
Master Thesis or Industrial Internship
Gas dynamics and heat transfer
Internal combustion engines
Hybrid Powertrain and Energy Management
Practical and simulation
NB Course content may be subject to minor changes
Examples of previous internships in the industry:
Design of coolant, oil and intake air temperature control to simulate variations during one track lap for a formula one engine.
Experimental investigation regarding the influence of high temperature on the aqueous urea dosing unit for Daimler Trucks.
Demonstrator development for aircraft jet engine applications.
Examples of previous internships in research labs:
Experimental study of wall wetting phenomenon on a port injection SI engine.
Experimental study and phenomenological modeling of wall heat transfer in an IC engine.
Experimental study of RCCI combustion with endoscopic investigations.
Design engines and components.
Build and use simulation models of engines and powertrains.
Develop control strategies and calibrate ECU engines.
In addition to the above specialism-specific skills, students will also develop more general skills:
Identify models, perform simulation and analyze results.
Communicate comprehensive results in a meaningful way.
Undertake bibliographic surveys of international research and professional literature.
Manage or be part of a project.
Prospects for employment or further study
Sectors: Automotive, Industrial engines, Aeronautics, Transportation, Power plants, Energy.
Fields: Engine design & calibration, Modelling, and Simulation, Research and Innovation, Thermofluid Engineering.
Positions: Thermofluid Engineer, Design Engineer, Calibration Engineer, Modelling Engineer, Research Engineer (post Ph.D.).
Faculty and Research Facilities
This Master relies on the Centrale Nantes’ faculty, staff and research facilities of the IC Engines Research Team of LHEEA Laboratory.
Renault, Mann+Hummel, Valéo.