Introduction to Automotive engineering - Performance
What you'll learn
- What is acceleration and top speed performance what limits it?
- What is Handling performance and what are the factors which contribute
- What is Braking performance and the Importance of ABS
- What is NVH and Ride vibrations, how are they dealt with
- What do you mean by vehicle durability and aspects related to structural strength
- What constitutes the factors affecting Fuel economy of an IC engine vehicle?
- Basic Automotive Engineering knowledge
- Basic Mathematics and understanding of Basic Physics
Automotive Design is driven by the targets set for performance. Understanding these performance metrics and characteristics is a very important part of the overall Vehicle design process.
This course aims to provide an idea of each of these specific areas of performance related to the Typical IC (internal combustion) engine Vehicle.
Mechanism of Acceleration of the Vehicle
Basic working principles of IC engine
Traction and Power limited acceleration
Limits of Top speed
Relations between tractive force and engine torque
Need for a transmission
Factors which affect Vehicle Handling
Importance of the Tire
Stiff vs Soft suspension
What is Road holding and Grip
Types of tests performed for handling
Basic Physics of Braking
Working mechanism of a Brake system
Stopping distance derived
Slip ratio and its affects
Anti lock braking system working
Relations between Braking and Handling behavior
What are vibrations,
Difference between Ride and NVH
Types of sources, paths
Types of Noise
Basic Concepts of Vibrations
Sensitive touch points related to NVH
How NVH performance is evaluated?
Different aspects of Vehicle Durability
Importance of Material properties to strength
Bending and Torsional stiffness
Trade off of strength vs Weight
Considerations for Design for durability in Vehicle design process
Flow of energy in an engine
Types of losses
Relative Contribution of those losses
Specific Fuel Consumption
What is Thermal efficiency and ways to improve it
Affect of Driving patterns and environment
Ways to improve Vehicle Fuel efficiency
The course is designed to be Beginner friendly and consists of minimal Math with a "First Principles" approach.
If you are a student, engineer working in Automotive industry or an enthusiast wanting to learn about Automobiles this course will give you a Holistic understanding of Performance Criteria which matters and build a conceptual intuitive understanding of underlying principles.
This course doesn't deal in-depth in any of the area only deals with "what matters" .
This course may not be for you if you are looking for a highly analytical approach .
This course is suitable for you if already know some basics of cars but want to know the engineering connections in performance.
Knowledge compiled in the course is partly academic and partly related to my experiences and learning throughout my working stint at an Automotive manufacturer as a mechanical design engineer .
Who this course is for:
- Engineering students who want to build awareness about Automobile engineering
- Enthusiasts who know basic Google level knowledge but want to understand the why behind each performance criteria of vehicle
Mufaddal Rasheed is a mechanical design engineer and an inventor experienced in a role in Automotive R&D designing complete Chassis systems from Concept to production for SUV projects in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd for 7 years . Part of a team which delivered a innovative modular chassis platform for 5 vehicles.
With knowledge of the complete product development process and the details of engineering systems, he brings to the table a combination of analytical and creative skills.
Currently working on multiple projects of his own towards becoming a serial inventor and educator in the area of Design engineering.
He is passionate about mechanical design and innovation and writes regularly on Quora with a Top writer badge.
Core belief is that engineering is a lifelong learning process and for a designer it is "the more you know the better you design".
Building a comprehensive knowledge system for mechanical design engineers and aspirants which would prepare an individual for engineering innovation at Mechademic
The Courses are focused on Practical aspects of Automotive and General Mechanical design engineering Targeted purely towards product development grounded in theory.
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