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AUTO6008 - Vehicle Dynamics

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Title:Vehicle Dynamics
Long Title:Vehicle Dynamics-Transmission
Module Code:AUTO6008
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Automotive Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: CLIVE ATKINSON
Module Description: This module provides a theoretical introduction to the design, layout and operating principles of automobile transmission and running gear systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify components of motor vehicle braking, steering, suspension and transmission systems.
LO2 Describe the basic operating principles, including advantages and limitations of various types of braking, steering, suspension and transmission systems.
LO3 Describe the layout/construction of basic components within the vehicle running gear and the effects of component wear and failure.
LO4 Outline the service and maintenance requirements for transmission and running gear systems.
LO5 Interpret workshop manuals and safety precautions relevant to motor vehicle transmission and running gear systems.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
14730 AUTO6024 Auto-Chassis Applied
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
SAFETY
Safety precautions for working on motor vehicles, with particular emphasis on brakes, steering, suspension and transmission systems. Safe use of tools and equipment. Use of fire extinguishers, oil spillage kits, etc as applicable.
TRANSMISSION SYSTEM BASICS
Functions, layout and operating principle of basic transmission system components including clutch, gearbox and final drive. Advantages and disadvantages of different systems. Basic operations involved in routine maintenance of transmission systems.
BRAKING SYSTEM BASICS
Principles of brake system operation. Requirements for an effective braking system. Basic system layout and operating principle of mechanical and hydraulic braking systems. Brake fluid properties and relevant precautions. Requirements for routine maintenance of braking systems.
SUSPENSION SYSTEM BASICS
Functions of motor vehicle suspension systems. Construction and operation of basic suspension system layouts. Suspension damper construction & operation. Maintenance requirements for suspension systems.
STEERING & TYRES
Ackerman principle of steering. Basic steering geometry angles. Guidelines and precautions for carrying out steering geometry checks. Simple Rack & Pinion type steering layout and operation. Basic tyre construction and markings, safety and legal considerations. Tyre balancing and maintenance requirements.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Written assessment relating to vehicle braking, steering and suspension systems. 1,2 30.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture material & further study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecture Theory 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture material & further study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Allan Bonnick & Derek Newbold 2011, A Practical Approach to Motor Vehicle Engineering and Maintenance, Third Edition, 3rd Ed Ed., 21-23, Routledge Oxford [ISBN: 9780080969985]
  • Alma Hillier 2012, Hillier's Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology Book 1., 6th Ed Ed., Ch 3,4, Nelson Thornes Cheltenham [ISBN: 9781408515181]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EABMT_8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Automotive Business Management and Technology 2 Mandatory
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 2 Mandatory
CR_TTMAT_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Automotive Technology and Management 2 Mandatory

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