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Course Detail

Course Name Automotive Technology
Course Code 15MEC232
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, Electronic Controls for Engine and Vehicle Body, Electronic Dashboard Instruments, Electronic and Computer Controlled Transmissions, Intelligent Transportation Systems. Onboard diagnosis system, Safety and Security systems.

Unit 3

Performance of Automobiles: Design Aspects – Ergonomics, Seating and Packaging, Vehicle Body Aerodynamics, Forces and Couples, Traction and Tractive Effort, Power for Propulsion, Cornering Properties, Stability of Vehicle, Dynamics of Vehicles.

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. Indian Traffic Rules.

Text Books

  1. Heisler H. – ‘Advanced Engine Technology’ – SAE – 2012
  2. 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

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