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Academic year
TME170 - Powertrain mechanics  
 
Syllabus adopted 2011-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAUT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: B
Maximum participants: 40

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   21 Dec 2012 pm M,  05 Apr 2013 am V,  30 Aug 2013 am M

In programs

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

Examiner:

Doktor  Daniel Dahl


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/808e6e62-d0e4-4ed2-8a19-63f423a654f3


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Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Mechanics, Machine Elements (Applied Mechanics or similar)

Aim

The course should provide the students with knowledge about modeling, analyses, simulation techniques and design aspects of components and systems in automotive powertrains including IC engines, traditional gearboxes/transmissions and hybrids solutions/layouts.

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

Organisation

- Lectures
- Assignments

Literature

Extended lecture notes

Examination

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


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