ME-704 Automobile Engineering Syllabus ME 7th sem RGTU/RGPV Mechanical Engineering(ME) Seventh-7th Sem syllabus

ME-704 Automobile Engineering Syllabus
 RGTU/RGPV Automobile Engineering Syllabus
Mechanical Engineering(ME) Seventh-7th Semester Syllabus 

ME-704 Automobile Engineering Course Contents:

Unit-I: Chassis & Body Engg: Types, Technical details of commercial vehicles, types of chassis, lay out, types of frames, testing of frames for bending & torsion on unutilized body frame, vehicle body and their construction, driver’s visibility and methods for improvement, safety aspects of vehicles, vehicle aerodynamics, optimization of body shape, driver’s cab design, body materials, location of engine, front wheel and rear wheel drive, four wheel drive.

Unit-II: Steering System: front axle beam, stub axle, front wheel assembly, principles of types of wheel alignment, front wheel geometry viz. camber, Kingpin inclination, castor, toe-in and toe-out, condition for true rolling motion, centre point steering, directional stability of vehicles, steering gear, power steering, slip angle, cornering power, over steer & under steer, gyroscopic effect on steering gears.

Unit-III: Transmission System: Function and types of clutches, single plate, multi-plate clutch, roller  & spring clutch, clutch lining and bonding, double declutching, types of gear Boxes, synchroniser, gear materials, determination of gear ratio for vehicles, gear box performance at different vehicle speed, automatic transmission, torque converters, fluid coupling, principle of hydrostatic drive, propeller shaft, constant velocity universal joints, differential gear box, rear axle construction. 

Unit-IV: Suspension system : Basic suspension movements, Independent front & rear suspension,
shock absorber, type of springs: leaf spring, coil spring, air spring, torsion bar, location of shackles,
power calculations, resistance to vehicle motion during acceleration and breaking, power & torque
curve, torque & mechanical efficiency at different vehicle speeds, weight transfer, braking systems, disc theory, mechanical, hydraulic & pneumatic power brake systems, performance, self-energisation, airbleeding of hydraulic brakes, types of wheels and tyres, tyre specifications, construction and material properties of tyres & tubes.

Unit-V: Electrical and Control Systems: storage battery, construction and operation of lead acid battery, testing of battery, principle of operation of starting mechanism, different drive systems, starter relay switch, regulator electric fuel gauge, fuel pump, horn, wiper, Lighting system, head light dazzling, signaling devices, battery operated vehicles, choppers. importance of maintenance, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, wheel alignment, trouble Shooting probable causes & remedies of various systems, microprocessor based control system for automobile, intelligent automobile control systems.

Unit-VI: Emission standards and pollution control: Indian standards for automotive vehicles-Bharat I and II, Euro-I and Euro-II norms, fuel quality standards, environmental management systems for automotive vehicles, catalytic converters, fuel additives, and modern trends in automotive engine efficiency and emission control.

References:
1. Crouse , Automotive Mechanics TMH.
2. Srinivasan S; Automotive engines; TMH
3. Gupta HN; Internal Combustion Engines; PHI;
4. Joseph Heitner, Automotive Mechanics, Principles and Practices, CBS Pub.
5. Kripal Singh, Automotive Engineering Khanna Pub.
6. Newton & Steeds , Automotive Engineering
7. Emission standards from BIS and Euro –I and Euro-III

List of experiments (please expand it):
Study of chassis, suspension, steering mechanisms, transmission, gear-box, differential systems, and electrical systems of various light and heavy automotive vehicles;

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