Course detail

Automotive Technology

FSI-JDT-AAcad. year: 2018/2019

This course makes students familiar with the theory of automotive technology, internal combustion engines, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, combustion, heat transfer, stress analysis, materials science, electronics and computing.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student acquire the knowledge of design and operation of road vehicles and combustion engines.

Prerequisites

Matrix calculus, differential and integral calculus, differential equations. Technical mechanics, kinematics, dynamics, elasticity and strength. Technical thermodynamics.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Stone, R.: Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines. ISBN 0-333-74013-0
BOSCH: Automotive Terminology. ISBN 0-7680-0338-5
BOSCH: Diesel-Engine Management. ISBN 1-86058-435-7
Goodsell, D.: Dictionary of Automotive Engineering. SAE ISBN 1-56091-683-4
BOSCH: Gasoline-Engine Management. ISBN 1-86058-434-9
http://www.ite.fme.vutbr.cz/opory/autTech.php?jazyk=cz
BOSCH:Automotive Electrics, Automotive Electronics. ISBN 1-86058-436-5
REIMPELL,J., STOLL,H., EDWARD,A. Engineering Principles: the Automotive Chassis. Arnold, London, 1996. ISBN 0-340-61443-9

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for Course-unit credit award: The orientation within problems discussed and the ability of solving them, examined by working-out assigned tasks without significant mistakes. Continuous study checking is carried out together with given tasks verification. Examination: The exam verifies and evaluates the knowledge of physical fundamentals of presented problems, theirs mathematical description on a presented level and application to solved tasks. The exam consists of a written part (test) and an oral part. Final evaluation consists of: 1. Evaluation of the work on seminars (elaborated tasks). 2. Result of the writing part of the exam (test). 3. Result of the oral part of the exam.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim of this course is to offer students the knowledge necessary for successful theoretical and experimental also practical engineering practise in the area of automotive technology.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance in seminars is obligatory, checked by a teacher. The way compensation missed lessons is solved individually with a course provider.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-ADI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional (voluntary)
    branch M-ADI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional (voluntary)

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Influences in motor vehicles. Motor-vehicle dynamics.
2. Dynamics of lateral motion.
3. Internal combustion engines. Reciprocating piston engines with internal combustion.
4. Supercharging processes. Power transfer in reciprocating piston engines.
5. Main components of reciprocating-piston engines.
6. Engine cooling. Fuel filters. Air supply. Superchargers. Exhaust systems.
7. Engine management for spark-ignition engines. Mixture formation. Fuel injection.
8. Exhaust emissions from spark-ignition engines.
9. Diesel engine management. Fuel injection pumps. Common rail system.
10. Exhaust emissions from diesel engines. Mixture formation. Combustion. Starting systems.
11. Drivetrain.
12. Chassis systems.
13. Braking systems.

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Motor-vehicle dynamics, dynamics of lateral motion.
2. - 3. Internal combustion engines. Reciprocating piston engines with internal combustion.
4. - 5. Supercharging processes. Power transfer in reciprocating piston engines.
6. - 7. Main components of reciprocating-piston engines, engine cooling. Fuel filters. Air supply. Superchargers. Exhaust systems.
8. - 9. Engine management for spark-ignition engines, mixture formation, fuel injection, exhaust emissions from spark-ignition engines.
10. - 11. Diesel-engine management. Fuel injection pumps. Common rail system. Exhaust emissions from diesel engines. Mixture formation. Combustion.
12. - 13. Drivetrain, chassis systems, braking systems.