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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

 

Prerequisite:

Admission in to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:
None

 

Co-requisites:
None

 

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:

T9-1=40%
T9-2=20%
T9-3=40%

 

Textbooks:
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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