Course Details in 2021/22 Session
|Module Title ||LH Powertrain and Vehicle Engineering|
|School||School of Engineering|
|Department || Mechanical Engineering|
|Module Code || 04 30340 |
|Module Lead ||TBC|
|Level || Honours Level |
|Credits || 20 |
|Semester|| Semester 2|
LI Mechanics 2 - (04 23777)
Mechanical Design A - (04 23808)
|Restrictions || None |
Guided independent study-150 hours
Total: 200 hours
|Exclusions || |
|Description || The aim of the module is to introduce the processes and cycles involved in the design and development of the modern automotive vehicle and how they are facilitated by the organisation of the industry. The student will acquire a basic understanding of the dynamics of vehicle systems affecting acceleration, braking and vehicle ride, leading to the development and application of simple mathematical analysis and simulation techniques, and to the design and analysis of vehicle systems and components. The student will also acquire a basic understanding of the energy supply, design and analysis of vehicle powertrain systems, with emphasis on the practical design of components and whole systems. The module will also introduce advanced vehicle technology including hybrid and electrified vehicles.|
The vehicle development process:
Organisation of the motor industry: OEMs, suppliers and inter-relationships
The vehicle design and development process
Examples of Product Development System
Vehicle external forces and axle loads
Vehicle acceleration performance including traction limits
Simulation of Vehicle acceleration performance
Vehicle braking, adhesion limits and braking efficiency
Noise, Vibration and Harshness in motor vehicles: Customer comfort and safety issues
Dynamic characteristics of vehicle subsystems: tyre, suspension, body structure
Analysis of vehicle ride: design considerations, ride modeling
Engine types and operation
Engine design and operating parameters
Design analysis of major engine components
Gearboxes (manual, automatic)
Constant velocity joints
Advanced vehicle technology including hybrid and electrified vehicles
|Learning Outcomes || By the end of the module students should be able to: |
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mathematical and scientific principles necessary to underpin the dynamics of vehicle systems.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding to apply simple mathematical analysis and simulation techniques to the design and analysis of vehicle systems and components.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the design and analysis of vehicle powertrain systems with emphasis on practical design of components and whole systems.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of the commercial and economic context of the engineering processes and cycles involved in the design and development of the modern automotive vehicle and the automotive industry.
- Understand engineering principles and demonstrate the ability to apply them to analyse vehicle engineering processes.
- Identify, classify and describe the performance of vehicle systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques.
- Apply quantitative methods and computer software relevant to mechanical and related engineering disciplines, to solve vehicle engineering problems.
30340-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
30340-02 : Online Quiz : Coursework (50%)
|Assessment Methods & Exceptions || In-semester assessment: 25%|
|Other || Duplicate of Birmingham-based module 23806|