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AMET 110 - Reciprocating Engine Components

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


Hours: 54.4 (Lecture Hours: 54.4)


Total Weeks: 15



Admission in to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program.


Non-Course Prerequisite:




Course Content:
T10-1 - Carburetors

- Explain the purpose of a carburetor with respect to engine operation
- Explain how venturi principals apply to the operation of a carburetor
- Explain the effect of different fuel/air mixture ratios on engine performance
- Explain the float carburetor
- Explain pressure injection carburetors
- Describe the operation of engine ADI systems
- Apply typical field maintenance procedures
- Describe overhaul procedures on an aircraft carburetor
- Describe typical cause and correction for various carburetor related problems
T10-2 – Ignition
- Discuss regulations applicable to ignition systems
- Explain typical reciprocating engine ignition systems
- Maintain ignition harness
- Maintain spark plugs
- Maintain auxiliary systems for starting
- Time magnetos
- Maintain ignition systems
T10-3 – Fuel Injection
- Explain the fundamental reason for fuel injection systems
- Maintain Bendix RSA fuel injection system
- Describe Teledyne Continental fuel injection system
T10-4 – Induction and Supercharging
- Explain the Gas Laws and related terminology applicable to an aircraft reciprocating engine induction system
- Describe a typical aircraft reciprocating engine induction system
- Describe the various types of superchargers
- Describe the operation of an internally driven supercharger
- Describe the operation of a typical turbocharger system
- Describe a typical exhaust system
- Demonstrate the operation of a turbocharged engine


Learning Outcomes:

- The student will identify the components and explain the function of carburetors, ignition systems, fuel injection systems and induction and supercharging systems.
- They will identify the adjustments and maintenance of these systems


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:



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