Course Title: 
Automotive Chassis And Transmission Systems
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Automotive Chassis and Transmission Systems' is a course offered in the first semester of the M. Tech. in Automotive engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Braking System: Principles, Components.Hydraulic Systems, Hydraulic Valves and Switches, Brake Fluid and Lines Wheel Bearings - Drum and Disc Brakes. Parking Brake System design –Analytic and understanding of brake system design-Power Brake System - Regenerative Braking Page 6 of 21 Systems, ABS Components and Operation - Electronic Stability Control Systems, Tires and Wheels - Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems - Suspension System Components and Operation, Front and rear suspension - Electronic Suspension Systems,.

Steering systems - Columns and Gears - Steering Linkage - Analytic and understanding of steering system design-Power-Assisted Steering Operation, Drive Axle Shafts and CV Joints, Wheel Alignment Principles - Design features and standards of chassis systems.Basic Elements of Vehicle and Transmission Engineering - Selecting the Ratios - Overall Gear Ratio, Planetary gear systems-Multi-plate clutches - Dry Clutches – Wet clutches Dual clutches - Hydrodynamic Clutches and Torque Converters. Matching Engine and Transmission, traction diagram, Geared Transmission with Dry Clutch and torque converter.

Transmission:BasicDesign Principles – Arrangement. Passenger Car Transmissions - Manual Passenger Car - Automated Manual Transmissions - Dual Clutch Transmissions - Automatic and Hybrid Drives - Continuously Variable Transmissions. Final drives – axle drives - Differential Gears and Locking Differentials – hub drives. Gear shiftingMechanisms. Electronic Transmission Control


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  2. C.R. Burrows and K.A. Edge, “Power Transmission and Motion Control”, John Wiley and Sons, 2002.
  3. Abbot and Sheldon L, “Automotive Power Trains: Clutch, Manual Transmission, Transaxle and Final Drive”, McGraw Hill, 1988.
  4. Halderman, “Automotive Chassis Systems”, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2008.
  5. Genta, Giancarlo ,Morello L, “The Automotive Chassis Vol 1 - Component Design”and“The Automotive Chassis Vol 2 - System Design”, Springer, 2009.