**Mechanical
Engineering Department **

**“Automotive
Technology Section”**

__{Academic Year
1429-1430, 1st Semester}__

**Course Title:** **Automotive Design** (AET 455)

**Credit hrs: **__2, (____2-1-0____)__

**Prerequisite: **__ATE 454, AET 352__

**Course Teacher: **__Dr. Kassem Mourad (Office 15-S-30)__

**Class Schedule: **__Tue. 3-4-5, (15-G-18)__

**Office hrs: **__Sat 4, Mon. 4 and Wed. 4__

**Course Objective:**

The main objective of this course is to provide the students with information about the design and construction of automobile parts, through studying their performance and functions. Also, to illustrate the applications of optimal design of vehicle systems as: transmission, brakes, suspension, and steering.

**Topics:**

**Clutch**

Clutch function and construction, calculation of critical parameters of clutch.

**Transmission System**

Gearbox and final drive unit functions and constructions, calculation of critical parameters of gearbox and final drive unit.

**Shafts and Axles**

Calculation of the propeller shaft, driven and driving axle parameters.

**Brakes**

Design calculation of disc and drum brakes.

**Suspension system**

Suspension function and construction, design of springs.

**Textbooks: **

- Automobile Chassis, Design and Calculations, P. Lukin, G. Gasparyants, V. Rodionov, MIR Publishers Moscow. 1989.

**References: **

- Mechanical Design, Peter R. N. Childs, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004.

- www.thecartech.com

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**Grade Distribution:**

Attendance 6 point

Homework 8 point

Participation 4 point

Mid term exam I 16 point

Mid term exam II 16 point

Class work 50 point

Final exam 50 point

__* Total of 100 point (60 point needed to pass the
course).__

__General rules__

__Attendance:__

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· The student will be considered absent in a class after the teacher finishes taking the students’ attendance.

· The student will not be allowed to come into class after 20 minutes have passed from the beginning of class.

· In case the student is absent in three classes without official excuse he will not be permitted to attend the final exam.

· The student will be considered absent with excuse in case he brings an official excuse from the college administration.

· There will be two points’ deduction for each absence without permission.

· The student should follow college dress code when attending all classes.

__Homework and homework report:__

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The homework and homework report should follow the following instructions and rules:

· The homework report should be written on one face of A4 papers.

· The homework should be handwritten in pencil and the use of a computer will not be allowed unless otherwise stated.

· The exercise number and heading should be written before the answer.

· When writing the answer you should start by writing the formula used first then followed by your answer.

· The units used should be included in the final answer.

· The homework should have a cover page with all the required information filled in. Reports should be stapled correctly.

· The homework should be handed in the beginning of the class on the assigned date.

·
__Homework that does not follow these rules will
not be taken into consideration. __

__The mid term exams:__

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· In case the student misses one of the mid term exams without official excuse (permit), he will not have another exam and his grade in this exam will be null.

· In case the student misses one of the mid term exams with official excuse, the teacher of the course will take what he sees fit to evaluate the student.

· In case the student gets a low grade in the mid term exam, he will not have another chance or a make-up exam.

· The student should bring all the necessary tools needed for the exam (calculator, pencil ….etc.)