Module Title:   Vehicle Control Systems

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3021M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Mathematics and Computing (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof K Ebrahimi

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide a detailed study of the application of microprocessor controlled electronics and electrical systems in the body interior, engine and powertrain of vehicles.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures supported by case studies, examples, analyses and demonstrations of the electronic systems used in vehicles. The practical classes will provide opportunity to learn and test the methods using the software tools.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

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

1 Critically evaluate the use of electrical, electronic and telematics systems in the automotive context.

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

2 Describe and analyse the main concepts of the electrical, electronic and telematics systems.

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

have widely applicable skills in data presentation and intepretation, scientific method, and systematic problem solving.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 80%
  Coursework   20%
  Individual report (1000 word equivalent)
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Supplementary exam

Outline Syllabus:
Overview of automotive electronic and electrical systems. Development of auto-electrical, control and instrumentation systems.
Electrical and electronic principles; review of microcomputers, instrumentation and control.
Review of Lead-acid batteries, Charging systems, Starting systems, Ignition systems, Electronic fuel control, Engine management systems, Lighting systems, Auxiliary systems and Instrumentation.
Basics of electronic engine control; exhaust emissions, fuel economy. Concepts of electronic engine control systems. Sensors and actuators. Digital engine control systems; control modes for fuel control. Acceleration enrichment, deceleration leaning, idle speed control. EGR control and Integrated engine control systems.
Vehicle motion control: Cruise control systems, antilock braking systems, electronic suspension systems, brake and steer-by-wire, electro-magnetic compatibility.
Hybrid-Electric Vehicles -Integrated Motor Assist System. Vehicle diagnostics. Future of automotive electronic systems telematics and www connection.

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