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Syllabus for

Academic year
TME121 - Engineering of automotive systems  
Fordonssystemteknik
 
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: Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering
Department: 30 - MECHANICS AND MARITIME SCIENCES

The course is full. For waiting list, please contact the director of studies: johan.bankel@chalmers.se
Teaching language: English
Application code: 06113
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B
Maximum participants: 80

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0112 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   28 Oct 2019 am M   07 Jan 2020 pm M   26 Aug 2020 am J
0212 Written and oral assignments 4,5 c Grading: UG   4,5 c    

In programs

MPAUT AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)
MPBME BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPEPO ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPEPO ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Giulio Francesco Bianchi Piccinini

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Replaces

TME120   Engineering of automotive systems


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

BSc in Engineering, or Mathematics, or Physics.

Aim

The aim of this course is to provide the students with an insight on the main aspects to consider during the engineering design, manufacturing and evaluation process of automotive systems from the perspective of the customer, the vehicle manufacturer and the society.

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

  • Illustrate current and future solutions for the propulsion and transmission system of automotive vehicles.
  • Describe the vehicle dynamics and the elements of the chassis systems of automotive vehicles.
  • Detail the main aspects to consider for the design of the body of automotive vehicles. 
  • Explain the role of active and passive safety systems in automotive vehicles. 
  • Describe the manufacturing process of automotive vehicles. 
  • Recognize the relevance of economic and environmental aspects related to design and production of automotive vehicles. 
  • Detail the importance of adhering to the code of ethics in the engineering profession.
  • Implement aspects of the design for powertrain, chassis and safety of vehicles

Content

  • Powertrain system: combustion engines, alternative powertrains, transmission system. 
  • Chassis system: lateral, longitudinal and vertical dynamics, tires and suspension, braking system, steering system.
  • Vehicle body system: structural design, ergonomics of vehicle occupants, aerodynamics, noise, vibration and harshness. 
  • Road safety systems: active and passive safety systems. 
  • Manufacturing process: stamping and joining, painting and final assembly. 
  • Societal aspects: economic figures, environmental concerns and ethical codes. 
  • Study visits to automotive plants.
  • Assignments on powertrain, chassis and safety.

Organisation

  • Lectures. 
  • Assignments. 
  • Visits to automotive industries.

Literature

  • Reference material: Handouts from the lectures and journal papers will be available on-line on the course webpage on Pingpong. 
  • Optional material: Julian Happian-Smith (2002). An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design, Butterworth-Heinemann Ed. (Available as E-book from Chalmers Library).

Examination including compulsory elements

  • Assignments (60%), graded as Pass (G) or Fail (U).
  • Written exam (40%). graded as 5, 4, 3 or Fail (U). The written exam might be replaced by an oral exam if the number of registered students is small.
  • In order to get the final grade for the whole course, the students have to pass all the assignments and the final exam.


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