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Syllabus for

Academic year
TME122 - Engineering of automotive systems
Fordonssystemteknik
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-10 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAUT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering
Department: 30 - MECHANICS AND MARITIME SCIENCES


Teaching language: English
Application code: 06124
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B
Maximum participants: 80
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0120 Written and oral assignments 3,0 c Grading: UG   3,0 c    
0220 Examination 4,5 c Grading: TH   4,5 c   26 Oct 2020 am J   07 Jan 2021 pm J,  25 Aug 2021 am J

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 1 (elective)
MPEPO ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Giulio Francesco Bianchi Piccinini

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

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.
  • Illustrate
    applications of control systems for the design 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, automotive control systems. 
  • Chassis system: lateral, longitudinal and vertical dynamics, tires and suspension, braking system, steering system, automotive control systems.
  • Vehicle body system: structural design, ergonomics of vehicle occupants, aerodynamics, noise, vibration and harshness. 
  • Road safety systems: active and passive safety systems, automotive control 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 Canvas.

Examination including compulsory elements

  • Assignments (40%), graded as Pass (G) or Fail (U).
  • Written exam (60%). 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 are required:
    • to pass all the assignments and the final exam.
    • to attend the mandatory lecture on "Honesty and integrity in report writing". In case they will not attend the class, the students will be requested to prepare a one-page reflection on the theme of plagiarism.


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