Virtually every aspect of mechanical engineering can be found in an internal
combustion engine, and most students are instantly attracted to them. Students dissect, reassemble and troubleshoot a Briggs and Stratton 4-stroke internal combustion lawnmower engine. In the process, they learn about combustion, carburetors, cooling, ignition systems, lubrication, materials and proper use of tools.
- Engine Dissection Handout <PDF>
- Engine Slides Part 1 (Terminology and Carburetors) <PPT>
- Engine Slides Part 2 (Ignition and Drivetrain) <PPT>
- Engine Slides Part 3 (Materials and History of Internal Combustion) <PPT>
Engine Dissection Schedule: