Module Title:   Automotive Engineering

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG2316L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr D Bryant

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr K Hussain, Dr B Mason

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop knowledge and understanding of automotive design engineering and technology to understand the motor vehicle as a system,
To apply the theory associated with the design and operation of the component parts of the vehicle engine, drivetrain, suspension, and body systems.
To introduce the basic legislational and environmental context of vehicle design and operation.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The basic subject matter is introduced by lectures, using hardware examples and seminars from practitioners. Technical knowledge is consolidated by hands-on project work. Supplementary assessment is to repair deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   126.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   18.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Describe the design and operation of the motor vehicle and its major components.
1.2 Analyse the automotive industry and market.
1.3 Evaluate the design and operation of motor vehicle components and systems.
1.4 Apply physical principles and design calculation methods in vehicle component design.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Identify the constituent parts of a motor vehicle and explain their purpose and function.
2.2 Make measurements and analyse how vehicle systems work.
2.3 Undertake simple design calculations relating to component parts of a motor vehicle.
2.4 Use data in performance calculations.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Better manage, present and interpret data using improved IT skills.
3.2 Solve problems systematically.
3.3 Exhibit better communication, teamwork, leadership and personal management skills.

  Classroom test 1.00 25%
  Classroom test
  Coursework   25%
  1000 word report on vehicle data logging and analysis
  Examination - closed book 1.50 50%
  Examination - closed book

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction: fundamentals of Automotive Technology: history of motor vehicles; vehicle design considerations; functional requirements; product liability, safety & occupant protection; standard vehicle configurations; Environmental issues in the automotive context; legislation & regulations relating to vehicle construction & safety. Vehicle body & chassis layout; suspension, road wheels & tyres: suspension systems & how they impact on design; steering systems, including power assisted steering. Brake systems: drum, disc, hydraulics, ABS; powertrain components: clutch, gearbox, propeller shaft, CV joints, final drive, four-wheel drive; forces opposing movement: rolling, aerodynamic, gravity; engines: basic design & operation, petrol & diesel, power & torque output, operating characteristics, air, fuel & oil consumption, cooling systems, intake & exhaust systems; electrical systems: batteries, generators/alternators, starter motors, lighting, instrumentation, powered systems; battery electric vehicles, DC & AC electric motors, storage types such as batteries, capacitors & electromechanical storage (fly-wheels); hybrid electric vehicles: various structures of hybrid electric vehicles & their components; fuel cell electric vehicles; system layout & basic principles of fuel cells. Wheel orientation, suspension & steering: suspension design; examples of suspensions & components; steering systems. Tyres: contact patch; coefficient of adhesion; road surface effects; traction forces; traction-limited gradeability.

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