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Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi – 642003.

(An Autonomous Institution affiliated to Anna University)
Question Paper Code: 191ME005 QRN Code: 1910021 Regulation: 2016

Duration: Three hours Answer ALL questions Maximum: 100 marks

PART – A (15 x 1 = 15 marks)

1. In a four stroke cycle petrol engine, the compression

a) Starts at 40° after bottom dead b) Starts at 40° before bottom
centre and ends at 30° before dead centre and ends at 30°
top dead centre after bottom dead centre
c) Starts at bottom dead centre d) Start and end anywhere
and ends at top dead centre
2. The theoretically correct air fuel ratio for petrol engine is of the order
a) 6: 1 b) 9: 1
c) 12: 1 d) 15: 1
3. It is common for the diesel engine to emit excessive smoke during
a) Starting b) Acceleration
c) Deceleration d) idling
4. A spark plug having white insulator tip indicates
a) Over advanced ignition b) Retarded ignition
c) Leaded fuel d) Gas leak
5. The process in which higher hydrocarbons are decomposed into
smaller hydrocarbons is called
a) Cracking b) Reforming
c) polymerization d) alkylation
6. An indication of ignition quality of a diesel fuel is given by
a) Detonation b) Octane number
c) Preignition d) Cetane number
7. In compression ignition engines, swirl denotes a
a) Haphazard motion of the gases b) Rotary motion of the gases
in the chamber in the chamber
c) Radial motion of the gases in d) Horizontal motion of gases
the chamber
8. Supercharging is the process of
a) Providing forced cooling air b) Supplying compressed air to
remove combustion
products fully
c) Injecting excess fuel for raising d) Supplying the intake of an
more loads engine with air at a density
greater than the density of
the surrounding atmosphere
9. Data acquisition (DAQ) is the process of
a) Value analysis system b) Calibration system
c) measuring electrical or physical d) Fuel quality analysis system
10. The advantages of GDI engine
a) Better diesel injection system b) High volumetric efficiency
c) increased fuel efficiency and d) Only for special case of
high power output application only
11. Firing order of a 6 cylinder in line engine is usually ________
12. The drive for the mechanical pump is taken from the ________
13. One effect of detonation is __________
14. The thermostat valve starts to open at about __________
15. HCCI engine abbreviation is __________

PART – B (5 x 2 = 10 marks)

16. Classify the heat engines.

17. State the objectives of CRDI engines.
18. Define Knocking.
19. Compare the two types of cooling system.
20. List the advantages of electronic engine management.
PART – C (1 x 15 = 15 marks)

21. (i) Write short notes on: (15)

(a) Variable Valve Timing (8)
(b) Gasolene Direct Injection (7)

PART – D (4 x 15 = 60 marks)

22.(a) (i) Explain the basic components of an IC engine with (15)

neat sketches.
22.(b) (i) Differentiate between Otto cycle and Diesel cycle. (15)
Derive the expression for the efficiency and mean
effective pressure of the diesel cycle.

23.(a) (i) Briefly discuss the air-fuel ratio requirements of a (15)

petrol engines from no load condition to full load
23.(b) (i) Discuss the two conventional types of ignition systems (15)
normally used in automobiles with neat diagrams.

24.(a) (i) Briefly explain the stages of combustion in SI engines (15)

elaborating the flame front propagation.
24.(b) (i) Explain with figures various types of combustion (15)
chambers used in CI engines.

25.(a) (i) Explain the forced circulation cooling system with a (15)
neat sketch.
25.(b) (i) Explain the working principle of turbocharger with a (15)
neat diagram. State the differences between
turbocharger and supercharger.