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Syllabus for

Academic year
TME170 - Powertrain mechanics  
Drivlinans mekanik
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAUT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Department: 30 - MECHANICS AND MARITIME SCIENCES


Teaching language: English
Application code: 06115
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B
Maximum participants: 40

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   17 Jan 2020 pm SB_MU   07 Apr 2020 pm DIST   18 Aug 2020 pm J

In programs

MPAUT AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPAUT AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPPDE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Lucien Koopmans

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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Mechanics, Machine Elements (Applied Mechanics or similar)

Aim

The course should provide the students with knowledge about modeling, analysis and design aspects of components and systems in automotive powertrains including IC engines, transmissions and other components responsible for the transfer of work from the piston to the wheels.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Identify, describe and choose the most frequently used components and sub systems in powertrains for automotive vehicles.
- Model and simulate the performance of mechanical systems in combustion engines and drivelines.
- Synthesize (create), motivate and evaluate the mechanical design of a powertrain.

Content

The course includes the following:
- Mechanical layout of powertrain
- Components (eg. differentials, planetary gears, gear change mechanisms and systems, including some lubrication and tribology aspects)
- Analyses and simulation techniques
- Manual gear box and "automatic manual" gearbox
- Automatic gearbox/transmissions - CVT gearbox
- Power split
- Clutches and Torque converters
- Balancing of combustion engines
- Design considerations of the mechanical components in combustion engines
- Design considerations when a transmission is chosen for a particular vehicle

The course is primarily related to three global sustainability goals, namely:

  • #3, good health and well-being, e.g. exhaust emissions
  • #7, affordable and clean energy, e.g. efficiency and CO2
  • #13, climate action, e.g. efficiency and CO2

Organisation

- Lectures
- Assignments

Literature

Extended lecture notes

The following book can be used as reference:
Heinz Heisler, Vehicle and Engine Technology, second edition, SAE International, 1999, ISBN : 978-0-768-00237-9

Examination including compulsory elements

There is a written final exam. Completed assignments will be a pre-requisite for the exam.


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