Short Course # PD-1

Vehicle Systems Engineering:

Custom designed introductory instruction for professional development of all engineers and other technical professionals.

Instruction content designed around the needs identified by the customer.

Instruction delivery is (5) half-day morning sessions.

Topics covered

  1. Vehicle definition
  2. Introduction to vehicle systems and sub-system structure
  3. Automotive enterprise model
    1. Product creation process
    2. Manufacturing process
    3. Sales and delivery process
  4. Systems engineering process
    1. Customer requirements
    2. Design requirements
    3. Manufacturing requirements
    4. Product integration
    5. Design verification
    6. Manufacturing process verification
    7. Production
  5. Safety and other regulatory requirements
    1. Legislation (US, Canada, Europe, other countries)
    2. Homologation
    3. Product liability
    4. US safety standards (FMVSS)
    5. Fuel economy (CAF…) requirements
    6. Emissions related regulation
  6. Design verification process
    1. Analytical modeling and testing (CAE)
    2. Design verification and prove out and report (DVP&R)
    3. Environmental testing (cold, hot, humid, dust, salt water etc.)
    4. Durability testing
    5. Key life testing
    6. Component level testing
    7. Subsystem level testing
    8. System level testing (In-lab and Proving grounds)
  7. Automotive industry perspective
    1. History of automobile
    2. Current automobile industry
    3. Future of automobile industry
  8. Different vehicle types
    1. a. Cars
    2. Trucks
    3. SUVís
    4. Sports cars, race cars
    5. Other non-automotive (tractors, earth moving machines etc.)
  9. Introduction to the function of major vehicle systems
    1. Vehicle structure
    2. Engine, intake & exhaust, cooling, lubrication, ignition etc.
    3. Manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles
    4. Driveline and drive axles
    5. 4WD and 2WD systems
    6. Chassis
    7. Comfort, convenience and safety systems
    8. Electrical and control systems
    9. Preventive maintenance
  10. Vehicle attributes
  11. Vehicle dynamics
    1. Acceleration
    2. Braking
    3. Aerodynamics
    4. Ride
    5. Handling
    6. Rollover
  12. Examples and exercises