Academic Catalog

ME466 PERFORMANCE OF ROAD VEHICLES

Course Code: 5690466
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: Assist.Prof.Dr KEREM BAYAR
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5690302 | 5690304
The course set above should be completed before taking ME466 PERFORMANCE OF ROAD VEHICLES .

Course Content

Engine characteristics, tractive effort, resistances to motion. Maximum speed and acceleration performance. Clutch engagement. Traction and braking performance: directional stability, weight transfer, brake force distribution. Power and slip limited gradeability. Prediction of fuel consumption. Power train: determination of differential and gear ratios. Prerequisite: ME 302 and ME 304.