Course Title: Vehicle Power-Train Technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Vehicle Power-Train Technologies

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AUTO1032

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

AUTO1032

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Petros Lappas

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8084

Course Coordinator Email: petros.lappas@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 57.3.20


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description


This course is designed to provide you with advanced knowledge of the power-train in vehicles. The course will provide you the opportunity to learn to solve problems in engine performance and emissions of the whole power-train.

This course will cover:
• Performance analysis of the internal combustion engine; comparison of SI and Diesel performance
• Methods of mixture preparation; ignition, combustion, emissions and emissions control.
• Basic thermodynamics of the engine; ideal cycles, heat and its determination.
• Fuel chemistry and mixture preparation.
• The basic structure of the engine. Elements of engine design.
• Future power-train technologies and regulatory standards, The course will also cover alternative propulsion and deal with hybrid engines.
• Gas-exchange and boosting the intake manifold pressure.




Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


This course contributes to the development of the following program learning outcomes (PLOs):

1. Needs, Context and Systems

  • Exposit legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental interests, values, requirements and expectations of key stakeholders 

2. Problem Solving and Design

  • Anticipate the consequences of intended action or inaction and understand how the consequences are managed collectively by your organisation, project or team

3. Analysis

  • Comprehend and apply advanced theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and specialist bodies of knowledge in the selected discipline area to predict the effect of engineering activities

4. Professional Practice

  • Display a personal sense of responsibility for your work

5. Research

  • Be aware of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.




Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Analyse the performance of the internal combustion engine component of the power train.
  2. Interpret the relationship between specific fuel consumption and the nature and quantity of emissions.
  3. Understand methods of emissions measurements and measure for emissions control.
  4. Analyse the chemical processes taking place inside of the internal combustion engine
  5. Carry out fundamental design of the engine
  6. Design elements of the power-train.
  7. Predict and analyse the performance of the power- train.


Overview of Learning Activities


The educational philosophy of this course is based on the principles of adult learning. You will be studying in internal mode, which includes attendance to a series of lectures. The principal learning activities will be:

  • Viewing pre-recorded lectures
  • Participating in class and online discussions
  • Solving set of problems relating to vehicle power-train systems
  • Engine modelling.
  • Attending laboratory activities. In circumstances such as pandemics, lab data may be provided for students to complete their lab reports. 


Overview of Learning Resources

A list of key references and sources will be provided through the online learning management system for the course. The course presenter will suggest further works and sources for following up on the topics covered. Wherever possible, lecture presentations will be made available electronically to the students. Some additional written material will also be made available via the online learning management system from time to time.


Overview of Assessment


X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

 

Assessment tasks


Take home assessment 1

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 4, 7


Take home assessment 2

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7


Quiz

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7