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AMET 110 - Reciprocating Engine Components
AMET 110

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

  • Total Hours: 54.4
  • Lecture Hours: 54.4
Total Weeks: 15

This course is offered online: No

Prerequisite: Admission in to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program.
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

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Additional Comments:
  • T10-1=24%
  • T10-2=32%
  • T10-3=24%
  • T10-4=20%

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

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