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Kursplan för

TME120 - Engineering of automotive systems
Kursplanen fastställd 2010-02-22 av programansvarig (eller motsvarande)
Ägare: MPAUT
7,5 Poäng
Betygskala: TH - Fem, Fyra, Tre, Underkänt
Utbildningsnivå: Avancerad nivå
Huvudområde: Bioteknik, Maskinteknik
Institution: 42 - TILLÄMPAD MEKANIK

Undervisningsspråk: Engelska
Max antal deltagare: 65

Modul   Poängfördelning   Tentamensdatum
Lp1 Lp2 Lp3 Lp4 Sommarkurs
0107 Inlämningsuppgift 4,5 hp Betygskala: TH   4,5 hp    
0207 Tentamen 3,0 hp Betygskala: TH   3,0 hp   21 Okt 2010 em M,  Kontakta examinator,  Kontakta examinator

I program



Tekniklektor  Malin Kjellberg




För kurser inom Chalmers utbildningsprogram gäller samma behörighetskrav som till de(t) program kursen ingår i.

Kursspecifika förkunskaper

BSc in Mechanical Engineering


The overall aim of this course is to provide possibilities for the student to gain a better understanding of the road vehicle s systems and components from an anatomical point of view and the manufacturer - supplier relation in the automotive industry. In addition, the topics of product development and group dynamics are introduced.

The goal of this course is to raise the students to the same level of preparedness regardless of their experiences in the past so that they can effectively continue more deeply into their studies.

Lärandemål (efter fullgjord kurs ska studenten kunna)

After the project course the student should be able to: locate and classify different systems and components in a ground vehicle identify and analyze the subsystems and components influence on the vehicle design interpret and analyze the manufacturer role in the automotive industry describe and explain the supplier role in the automotive industry describe how the product development process influences the automotive industry create, evaluate and defend solutions to three specific problems within the areas of powertrain, vehicle dynamics and safety.


The major part of the course is an introduction to vehicle design, but there is also some teaching about multicultural group dynamics and value based product development. The course will provide possibilities for the student to achieve sufficient knowledge to take active part in design and development work within the automotive industry. The course includes the following contents: Lectures on the different major subsystems and components in a road vehicle Guest lecturers from different areas in the automotive industry 3 assignments Manufacturer and supplier visits Seminar day introducing value based product development (VBPD) and project management The lectures covers the following topics: powertrain (engine, transmissions and driveline), suspension systems and components, aerodynamics, chassis design and analyses, braking systems, tyres, electronics and control systems, crashworthiness, noise vibration and harshness, ergonomics, vehicle production materials. Development of new vehicle models taking regulations into account and the supplier role in the industry is also introduced. The assignments will allocate a relatively large part of the time for studies for the students. The number of assignments is three (3) and will focus on: power train vehicle dynamics safety and crashworthiness Value based product development focuses on the value-creation perspective. This is of great importance in all projects within the automotive industry. The Value Model is a working model that provides structure and guidance in defining and implementing a development project. The model is built on the hypothesis that the purpose of a project is to create value for the project s stakeholders. These stakeholders can be roughly divided into three groups: customers of the project s result, both external and internal the team and other individuals who have participated in the project the sponsor and owner who have provided resources for the project. Consequently, the aim of all development projects is to satisfy the needs and expectations of these stakeholders. For students that do not have the necessary qualifications in CAD complementary training will be offered.


The course is mainly organized as a lecture based course with three larger assignments. There are also guest lectures on selected topics and a seminar on value based products development.


Julian Happian-Smith, An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design , Butterwoth-Heinemann, 2002, ISBN 0-7506-5044-3. Additional technical papers and classroom notes are used as supplementary text. "The Value Model" - RECOMMENDED Per Lindstedt och Jan Burenius, Nimba AB, ISBN 91-630-6349-2, www.nimba.se


Written exam and assignments. The course is weighed as follows: 60% assignments 40% final exam

Sidansvarig Publicerad: må 13 jul 2020.