Module Title:   Vehicle Drive-Train Analysis

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4102M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr HS Qi

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof AJ Day

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop the knowledge of applying CAE in Virtual Product Design and virtual modelling to allow the behaviour of mechanical systems, particularly a vehicle power train and chassis system to be simulated, analysed and designed using CAE tools such as ADAMS and NX5/IDEAS

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The subject matter is introduced by lectures, seminars from practitioners, and evaluation of hardware. Technical knowledge is consolidated by hands-on CAE analysis to simulate a mechanical system or sub-system, supported by guidance from tutors and case studies.

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...

1.1 show knowledge and understanding at a level to allow a critical evaluation of the design and operation of automotive drive-train dynamics. 1.2 Exhibit a high level of competence with advanced modelling, simulation and software to allow the virtual dynamic analysis for the drive-train systems.

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

2.1 critically apply analytical and modelling techniques used in drive-train dynamics.
2.2 Show skill in the use of a number of leading-edge software for simulation of mechanical/vehicle.

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

3.1 Manage, present and interpret data using IT skills. 3.2 Solve problems systematically.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 70%
  Coursework   30%
  Group project using CAE tools to analyse a specified vehicle subsystem.

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction to dynamic analysis using analytical method and modelling using CAE tools. Engine and driveline, velocity and acceleration. Gearing and power transmission, driveline modelling. Vehicle sub-system and component design/analysis fundamentals (kinematics/kinetics analysis; thermal induced instability analysis): including Driveline, clutches, synchronizer, gear-sets, deferential, hook-joint, engine vibration and brakes/regenerative braking ABS.

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