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AMET 109 - Reciprocating Engines

This module covers the principles of operation, parts and maintenance of reciprocating engines.


Hours: 40 (Lecture Hours: 40)


Total Weeks: 15



Admission in to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
T9-1 – Reciprocating Engine Principals

- Describe the history and development of aircraft reciprocating engines
- Explain the function of engine components and accessories
- Identify types of reciprocating engines
- Explain engine theory and performance
- Explain the operation of four-stroke engines
T9-2 – Reciprocating Engine Operation
- Operate reciprocating engines
- Troubleshoot reciprocating engine operating problems
T9-3 – Reciprocating Engine Maintenance
- Describe safe working practices
- Remove, install and test aircraft piston engines and components
- Describe engine maintenance and overhaul shop layout
- Explain engine overhaul procedures
- Carry our reciprocating engine maintenance procedures


Learning Outcomes:

- The student will identify the parts of a reciprocating engine and explain how they work together to cause the engine to produce power.
- The student will analyze engine wear and deterioration and evaluate serviceability.


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:



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