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AUTO7019 - Sustainable Vehicle Technology

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Title:Sustainable Vehicle Technology
Long Title:Sustainable Vehicle Technology
Module Code:AUTO7019
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Automotive Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: BRIAN NIXON
Module Description: This module examines transport technologies which are still very much in the emerging stage. This module will explore the technologies which vehicle manufactures are researching and developing to address issues facing the global transport industry,global warming and future transport related energy supplies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the primary system components and operation of modern forms of sustainable transport technologies.
LO2 Compare and contrast between selected modern sustainable vehicle technologies.
LO3 Calculate energy requirements associated with selected sustainable vehicle technologies.
LO4 Evaluate the effects a vehicles design consideration have on vehicle safety and efficiency.
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).
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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
No Co-requisite modules listed
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
Electric vehicles
Electric vehicle (EV) history, health and safety, high voltage vehicle electrical systems, electric vehicle machines and controllers, high voltage vehicle battery design, maintenance charging stations and equipment. Research developments, electricity as a fuel, electric vehicle design considerations, EV ancillary systems, EV case study and related calculations.
Hybrid Vehicles
Duel fuel systems,hybrid vehicle system configurations and operations, internal combustion/battery hybrid, battery/battery hybrid, complex hybrid vehicles, hybrid vehicle case studys.
Fuel cell vehicles
Fuel cell basic principles,Fuel cell thermodynamics, fuel cell vehicle technology and system layout. Hydrogen safety, production methods,hydrogen storage.
Conventional vehicle alternative fuel systems
Gas vehicles technology, ethanol fuel systems flexi-fuel systems, diesel/gas fuel systems. DME fuel systems, fueling requirements.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Schematics and Vehicle Systems. 1,4 30.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical assessment relating to lab work caried out during semester 1,3 20.0 Week 10
Written Report Student must compile a research report which will require the student to review/compare sustainable transport technologies and recommend one technology which will address a given criteria. 1,2,3,4 40.0 Week 10
Presentation Student must present powerpoint presentation of findings of written report submitted in week 10. 1,2,3 10.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
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
Lecture In class lectures 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Sustainable transport technologies 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
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 In class lectures 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Sustainable transport technologies 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) 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
  • Mehrdad Ehsani, Yimin Gao, Ali Emadi, 2012, Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles: Fundamentals, Theory, and Design, Second Edition, 2 Ed. [ISBN: 978-1420053982]
  • James Larminie, John Lowry 2010, Electric vehicle technology explained, 1 Ed., Wiley Chichester [ISBN: 0-470-85163-5]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Mehrdad Ehsani... [et al.] 2005, Modern electric, hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicles, CRC Press Boca Raton, FL [ISBN: 0-8493-3154-4]
  • Jack Erjavec, Hybrid, Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles, Delmar Cengage Learning [ISBN: 978-0840023957]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EABMT_8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Automotive Business Management and Technology 7 Elective
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 6 Mandatory

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