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Course Detail

Course Name Automotive Technology
Course Code 19MEE356
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Vehicle and Engine Construction – Chassis, Frame and Body Construction, Engine Types, Construction Details and multi-cylinder engines, Valve Arrangements, Valve Drives, Engine Cooling and Lubrication, Air Supply System, Carburetors, Electronic Fuel Injection Systems, Exhaust Systems Power Drive Line: Clutch – Types and Construction, Fluid Coupling, Transmissions – Manual, Semi and Automotive Transmission, Continuously Variable Transmission, Overdrives, Torque Converter, Propeller Shaft, Differential and Axles, Front and All Wheel Drive Vehicles

Unit 2

Running Systems: Steering Geometry and Types, Steering Linkages, Power and Power Assisted Steering, Types of Front Axle, Suspension Systems, Suspension Design Consideration Active Suspension, Braking Systems – Hydraulic, Pneumatic Brakes and Power Brakes, Anti-Lock Brake system – Wheels and Tyres, Electrical and Electronic Systems: Electrical Systems – Storage, Charging, Starting and Ignition and Lighting Systems.

Unit 3

Electronic Controls for Engine and Vehicle Body, Electronic Dashboard Instruments, Electronic and Computer Controlled Transmissions, Intelligent Transportation Systems. On-board diagnosis system, Safety and Security systems.
Future Automobiles: Automobile Air Pollution, Pollution Control Norms, Alternate Power Units for Automobiles – Use of Natural Gas, LPG and Hydrogen in Automobiles as Fuels, Fuel Cells, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • To familiarize fundamental knowledge about evolution of automobiles and its construction.
  • To impart knowledge on mechanical, electrical and electronic systems of an automotives
  • To familiarize the various aspects of performance of automotives and to study the future technology in automotives

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Identify the functional requirements of automobile systems and components
  • CO2: Demonstrate the working principles of steering, suspension and braking system of automobiles
  • CO3: Make use of advanced electrical and electronics system in automotives
  • CO4: Realize the advancements in the future of automotive technology

CO – PO Mapping



CO1 1 1 1 3
CO2 1 2 1 3
CO3 1 1 1 3
CO4 1 1 1 3

Textbook / References


  • Heisler H. – ‘Advanced Engine Technology’ – SAE – 2012
  • William H. Crouse, Donald Anglin – ‘Automotive Mechanics’ – McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited- 2006 – 10th Edition


  • Garrett T. K., Newton K., and Steeds W. – ‘Motor Vehicles’ – Butterworth Heinemann – 2001
  • Fenton J. – ‘Handbook of Automotive Body and System Design’ – Professional Engineering Publishing, UK – 2005
  • Giri N. K. – ‘Automobile Mechanics’, Khanna Publishers, New Delhi – 2006 – 8th Edition
  • Bishop R. – ‘Intelligent Vehicle Technology and Trends’ – AR Tech House Inc. – 1999

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 15
Periodical 2 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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