#REQUEST.pageInfo.pagedescription#

Site Navigation

AUTO6018 - Automotive Science 2

banner1
Title:Automotive Science 2
Long Title:Automotive Science 2
Module Code:AUTO6018
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
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: MICHAEL J O MAHONY
Module Description: This module provides an in-depth background to the scientific principles underlying automobile design and operation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Derive and apply solutions to automotive applications from knowledge of the equations of motion
LO2 Analyse vehicle dynamic behaviour
LO3 Apply knowledge of internal combustion engines to thermodynamic problems
LO4 Identify, analyse and solve problems of threaded fastener application and installation.
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
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
Thermodynamic Principles
Relationship between heat and work, First Law analysis, Fuel types, basic combustion chemistry, polytropic processes
IC Engine Thermodynamics
Fundamentals of two and four-stroke cycle engines, Otto and Diesel cycle, Pv diagrams, calculation of work per cycle, Mean Effective Pressures, thermodynamic efficiency, mechanical efficiency, volumetric efficiency, Brake Specific Fuel Consumption
Motion, Velocity and Acceleration
Displacement, velocity and acceleration-time plots, and the relationships between them, both linear and rotational, standing quarter mile calculation, gearing and final drive selection, overturning speeds of vehicles in level and banked corners, skidding when cornering
Simple Stress and Strain
Direct stress and strain, shear stress and strain, Hooke's Law, faster of safety, thermal stresses
Stress/strain applications
Use of tables and nomographs for dimensional, stress analysis and tightening torque determination, bolt materials and strength, thread designations, performance of bolted joints, lubrication and torque-tension coefficients
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Equations of Motion 1,2 25.0 Week 4
Short Answer Questions Engine Thermodynamics 3 25.0 Week 7
Short Answer Questions Engine Performance 3 25.0 Week 10
Short Answer Questions Material properties and threaded fasteners 4 25.0 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 Lecture 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture Notes & Further 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 Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Review of lecture Notes & Further Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bolton, W. 2015, Engineering Science, 6th Ed. Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 978113882893]
  • Alma Hillier 2012, Hillier's Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology Book 1., 2nd Ed., Nelson Thornes [ISBN: 978-140851518]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Robert Bosch GmbH 2014, Bosch Automotive Handbook, 9th Ed., Robert Bosch GmbH Plochingen [ISBN: 978-1-119-032]
  • Allan Bonnick 2008, Automotive science and mathematics, Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford [ISBN: 978-0750685221]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 4 Mandatory
CR_TTMAT_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Automotive Technology and Management 4 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork

Tel: 021-4326100     Fax: 021-4545343
Email: help@cit.edu.ie