Short Course # PD-5

Introduction to Engines, Electronics, Accessories, Instrumentation, Comfort and Security Systems

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. Engine system classifications
    1. Gas, Diesel
    2. SI/CI, 4/2 Stroke
    3. OHC/DOHC, OHV
    4. Inline engines
    5. V-type engines
    6. Opposed flat engines
  2. Gasoline and Diesel engines
    1. Air/Fuel system
    2. Ignition system
    3. Lubrication system
    4. Cooling system
    5. Intake & exhaust system
    6. Emission control system
  3. Engine measurement and performance
    1. Bore, stroke, displacement, compression ratio
    2. Torque and horse power, engine efficiency
    3. Engine identification
  4. Vehicle electronics
    1. ECU
    2. Sensors, actuators, batteries
    3. Multiplexing
    4. Controller area network (CAN) and SAE- J1850 standard
  5. Electrical accessories
    1. Cruise control
    2. Anti-theft devices, remote key entry
    3. Power seats, windows, doors, locks, mirrors
    4. Windshield wiper and washer and defrost system
    5. Horn, clock, cigarette lighter
    6. Sound, information and entertainment systems
  6. Electrical instrumentation
    1. Gages
    2. Alarm and warning systems
  7. Comfort, safety and security systems
    1. Climate control system (HVAC)
    2. Restraint system
    3. Air bag systems
    4. Navigation systems
    5. Vehicle tracking/GPS systems
  8. Hardware review in garage
  9. Examples and exercises