Academic Catalog

ME425 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING I

Course Code: 5690425
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SITKI KEMAL DER
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Vehicle performance: engine characteristics, resistances to motion, maximum speed, acceleration performance, gradability. Calculation of fuel consumption. Power train: clutch, gearbox, gear ratios, propeller shaft, universal and constant velocity joints, differential, differential ratio, drive shafts. Brakes: basic requirements, directional stability, weight transfer, brake force distribution.