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Fuels and Lubricants

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Rulfs

Course Format:

2 Hours Lecture


Winter Semester



Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Lecture: "Fundamentals of Reciprocating Engines and Turbomachinery / Grundlagen der Kraft- und Arbeitsmaschinen"


1. Introduction to energy aspects

1.1 Energy supply and demand (worldwide and in Germany)

1.2 Energy resources

2. Mineral oil products and application

2.1 Natural Gas

2.2 Gasoline / Kerosene / Gas oils

3. Tribology

3.1 Friction

3.2 Wear / Damage

3.3 Hydrodynamic and boundary lubrication

3.4 Lubricating oils

3.5 Lubrication systems

Learning Outcomes:

Understanding of the application of fuels and lubricants

Reading Resources:

  • Vorlesungsunterlagen
  • „Das Buch vom Erdöl“

Performance Record:

Oral or written examination


90 hours total

Further Information:


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Rulfs (

Credit points of this module can be found in the course plan for the corresponding course of study.

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