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AVM 232 - Reciprocating Engine Overhaul

3.5 Credits, 8 Contact Hours
1.25 lecture periods 6.75 lab periods

Basic aircraft reciprocating engine overhaul. Includes engine components, wrist pins, connection rods, crankshafts, case, cam shafts, lifters, valves, push rods and tubes, rocker assemblies, accessories, lubrication, overhaul options overhaul credentials, overhaul procedures, reassembly after overhaul, engine installations, engine break-in, and test cell procedures.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of common reciprocating engine nomenclature
  2. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of reciprocating engine overhaul procedures
  3. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of reciprocating engine overhaul processes
  4. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of reciprocating engine operation

Outline:
  1. Engine Components: Cylinders and Heads
    1. Barrels
    2. Skirts
    3. Fins
    4. Materials
    5. Taper
    6. Mounting holes
  2. Pistons
    1. Materials
    2. Shapes
    3. Ring groves
    4. Ring types
    5. Cam ground
  3. Wrist Pins
    1. Materials
    2. Caps and retainers
  4. Connection Rods
    1. Materials
    2. Bushing and bearings
    3. Lubrication
  5. Crankshafts
    1. Materials
    2. Manufacturing process
    3. Rod and bearing journals
    4. Throws
    5. Counter weights
    6. Flange and spline prop shafts
  6. Case
    1. Materials
    2. Construction
    3. Stud and bolts
    4. Alignment
    5. Lubrication
    6. Data plates
    7. Assembly concerns
  7. Cam Shafts
    1. Materials
    2. Manufacturing process
    3. Bearing journals
    4. Cam lobes
  8. Lifters
    1. Solid
    2. Hydraulic
    3. Lubrication
  9. Valves
    1. Types
    2. Materials
    3. Nomenclature
    4. Grinding
    5. Lapping
    6. Seats
    7. Guides
  10. Push Rods and Tubes
    1. Types
    2. Materials
    3. Lubrication
  11. Rocker Assemblies
    1. Types
    2. Materials
    3. Lubrication
  12. Accessories
    1. Gears
    2. Case
    3. Mounting pads
  13. Lubrication
    1. Principles
    2. Lubricants
    3. Oil pumps
    4. Filters
    5. Sumps
    6. Oil supplies
  14. Overhaul Options
    1. Complete
    2. Top overhaul
    3. Remanufacture
    4. Factory service instructions
    5. When to overhaul
  15. Overhaul Credentials
    1. Who is authorized
    2. A&P
    3. A&P – I/A
    4. Factory
    5. Repair station
  16. Overhaul Procedures
    1. Initial inspections
    2. Disassembly
    3. Cleaning
    4. Dimensional inspections/table of limits
    5. NDI inspections
    6. Magnetic particles
    7. Dye penetrate
    8. Eddy current
    9. X-ray
    10. Manuals
    11. Service instructions
    12. Individual component maintenance
    13. Crankshaft and camshaft run out
    14. Valve and cylinder grinding
    15. Spring, rod, lifter, and rocker inspection and service
  17. Reassembly After Overhaul
    1. Layout of components
    2. Tooling and equipment
  18. Torque
    1. Pre-lubrication
    2. Paperwork
  19. Engine Installations
    1. Motor mount
    2. Accessories
    3. Magnetos, plugs, and harnesses
    4. Starter
    5. Fuel systems
    6. Electrical
    7. Propeller
    8. Baffling
  20.    Engine Break-In
    1. Procedures
    2. Cooling
    3. Monitoring
    4. Instrumentation
    5. Run cells
    6. Aircraft installations
  21. Test Cell Procedures
    1. Minimum crew
    2. Equipment limitations
    3. Safety concerns


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/22



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