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Automotive Systems

Module name (EN): Automotive Systems
Degree programme: Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2004
Module code: MAM-8.F
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 10V (10 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 12
Semester: 8
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

[updated 12.09.2004]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAM-8.F Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2004, semester 8, mandatory course
150 class hours (= 112.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 360 hours (equivalent to 12 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 247.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended knowledge:
Mathematics (1.1, 2.1); Mechanics (1.6, 3.6, 4.4, 5.8); Fundamentals of piston engines and compressors (3.5); Thermodynamics (3.2, 4.)

[updated 14.08.2012]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Peter Lorenz
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Peter Lorenz

[updated 06.09.2004]
Learning outcomes:
Students will acquire an up-to-date overview of the construction, function, design and computational analysis of bodywork, chassis and combustion engines used in today’s automobiles. Students will be able to understand the details and the physical and engineering principles underlying these automotive subsystems and to actively apply this knowledge. They will be in a position to handle complex problems concerning technical modifications to vehicle subsystems and, as such, can be immediately deployed as development engineers.

[updated 12.09.2004]
Module content:
1. Bodywork and car body design; conceptual engineering, design engineering and development:
design and design drawings; aerodynamics and design; vehicle types; idealised structural models for computational analysis; frames, subframes and cabs; novel lightweight construction techniques; current topics in research and development..
2. Chassis systems, braking and steering systems:
dynamic behaviour of vehicles; single wheel model; tyre behaviour ; Single track model; self-steering behaviour; braking and longitudinal-force distribution; wheel suspension systems; braking and steering systems; suspension and damping; kinematics and elastokinematics; ride comfort; computation of complex vehicle manoeuvres.
3. Selected aspects of automotive combustion engines:
new designs; new developments and computational methods in the areas: charge cycle, carburation, combustion, and exhaust emission reduction in spark-ignition and diesel engines.

[updated 12.09.2004]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture notes covering the areas: bodywork, chassis and combustion engines
Interactive program for computing longitudinal force distributions

[updated 12.09.2004]
Recommended or required reading:
J. Grabner, R. Nothhaft:  Konstruieren von PKW-Karosserien, Springer, 2002
Hans-Hermann Braess/ Ulrich Seifert:  Vieweg Handbuch Kraftfahrzeugtechnik
Jörnsen Reimpell / Jürgen Betzler:  Fahrwerktechnik: Grundlagen
Jörnsen Reimpell:  Fahrwerktechnik: Radaufhängungen
Jörnsen Reimpell:  Fahrwerktechnik: Reifen
Breuer/Bill:  Bremsenhandbuch
Automobiltechnische Zeitschrift (ATZ)
Motortechnische Zeitschrift (MTZ)

[updated 12.09.2004]
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