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Swayam Central

Fundamentals of Automotive Systems

By Prof. C. S. Shankar Ram   |   IIT Madras
The objective of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of the various systems of a typical automobile. 
Course Outcomes: At the end of this course, the participant should be able to:
1. acquire fundamental knowledge of the various systems of an automobile,
2. associate the functions of each system with its design and layout, depict the various systems using simple schematics, and apply concepts learnt in core undergraduate courses to synthesize mathematical models of the various systems.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: 3rd/4th year undergraduate and 1st year M.Tech./M.S./Ph.D. students
PRE REQUISITES: Rigid Body Dynamics (done in 1st year BE), Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics


Learners enrolled: 781

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 25 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Design Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1  : Course Overview, Classification of Internal Combustion Engines, Engine Components, Operation of Four Stroke Engines
    Week 2  : Two Stroke Engines, Engine Cycles
    Week 3  : Engine Performance, Supercharging, Combustion in Spark Ignition Engines
    Week 4  : Combustion in Compression Ignition Engines, Carburetion, Fuel Introduction Systems
    Week 5  : Engine Emissions, Emission Control Systems, Automotive Powertrain
    Week 6  : Automotive Clutch, Transmission, Powertrain Analysis
    Week 7  : Transmission Matching and Introduction to Brake System
    Week 8  : Components of Brake System, Hydraulic Brake
    Week 9  : Air Brake, Antilock Brake System
    Week 10Braking Analysis, Introduction to Steering System, Manual Steering System
    Week 11Power Steering System, Wheel Alignment, Introduction to Suspension System
    Week 12Components of Suspension System, Dependent and Independent Suspension, Introduction to Electric and Hybrid Powertrain, Tyres.

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. D. Crolla, D. E. Foster, T. Kobayashi and N. Vaughan (Editors-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of Automotive Engineering, Parts 1-6, Wiley, 2015.
    2. R. Stone and J. K. Ball, Automotive Engineering Fundamentals, SAE International, 2004.
    3. T. K. Garrett, K. Newton, and W. Steeds, The Motor Vehicle, 13th Edition, SAE International, 2001.
    4. D. B. Astow, G. Howard and J. P. Whitehead, Car Suspension and Handling, 4th Edition, SAE International, 2004.
    5. R. Limpert, Brake Design and Safety, SAE International, 1992.
    6. V. Ganesan, Internal Combustion Engines, 3rd Edition, Tata McGraw Hill, 2007.
    7. M. Ehsani, Y. Gao and A. Emadi, Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles: Fundamentals, Theory and Design, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, 2010.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. C. S. Shankar Ram

    IIT Madras
    C. S. Shankar Ram is currently a professor in the Department of Engineering Design, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He received his Bachelor of Engineering (B. E.) in Mechanical Engineering from Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad, India, and his M. S. and Ph. D. from Texas A&M University, USA. His research interests are in the areas of dynamics and control with applications to automotive and transportation systems. He teaches courses on Control Systems, Fundamentals of Automotive Systems and Control of Automotive Systems at IIT Madras

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 25th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75.
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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