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Vehicle Body Engineering [AUT 310]

KALASALINGAM UNIVERSITY
(Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education)
Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil 626 126
DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------COURSE PLAN
COURSE / BRANCH
: B.Tech. / AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING
SEMESTER
: ODD SEMESTER (2015-16)
SUBJECT
: VEHICLE BODY ENGINEERING
CODE
: AUT 310
NAME OF THE COURSE COORDINATOR
:
Mr. M. PETHURAJ
FACULTIES HANDLING
:
YEAR / SEMESTER / SECTION
: III/V/A

1. Pre-requisite:
Basic knowledge in Engineering drawing, Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials and
Material Science.
2. Course Objectives:
This Course aims to give the Knowledge about the structure of a vehicle. The Course covers the
Topics such as different body layouts, materials used in body construction, importance of
aerodynamics, aesthetics for the exterior and interiors of the vehicle also provides basic knowledge
about the Alternate energy systems for a Vehicle.
3. Course Outcome:
Upon the successful completion of the course, the students should be able to
a) Describe the various body layouts, Materials used in body constructions like composite
materials, GRP, FRP etc.
b) Know the importance of Aerodynamics.
c) Understand the Vehicle ergonomics to provide at most comfortable position for driver and
passenger.
d) Explain the structural analysis, load distribution, types of vehicle body construction.
4. List of Text Book:
1. Powloski. J., Vehicle Body Engineering ", Business Books Ltd., 1989.
5. List of Reference Books:
1. Giles. J. C. "Body construction and design ", lliffe Books Butterworth & Co., 1971.
2. John Fenton, Vehicle Body layout and analysis ", Mechanical Engg Publication Ltd.,
London, 1982.
3. Braithwaite. J. B., "Vehicle Body building and drawing ", Heinemann Educational Books
Ltd., London, 1977.
6. Web resources:
ww.conceptengine.tripod.com
www.keveny.com/Engines.html
www.howstuffworks.com
www.gm.com/automotive

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7. Lesson plan
Topic
No.

Topic Name

Ref. Books

No. of
periods

Cumulative
Hours

T1,R1,R2

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

25

27

29

31

32

34

36

38

42

44

Unit I- Car Body Details


1.
2.
3.
4.

5.
6.
7.
8.

Types: Saloon, convertibles, Limousine, Estate


Van, racing and sports car
Visibility: regulations, driver's visibility, tests for
visibility
Methods of improving visibility and space in cars
Safety: safety design. Safety equipments for cars.
Car body construction.

T1,R1,R2
T1,R1,R2
T1,R1,R2

Unit II- Vehicle Aerodynamics


Objectives - Vehicle drag and types -various types T1,R1,R2

of forces and moments - Effects of forces and


moments
Side wind effects on forces and moments - Various
body optimization techniques for minimum drag
Wind tunnel testing: Flow visualization techniques,
Scale model testing,
Wind tunnel testing: Component balance to
measure forces and moments.

T1,R1,R2
T1,R1,R2
T1,R1,R2

Unit III- Bus Body Details


9. Types: Mini bus, single decker, double decker, two
level, split level and articulated bus
10. Bus body lay out Floor height - Engine location Entrance and exit location - Seating dimensions
11. Constructional details: Frame construction, Double
skin construction
12. Metal section in construction

T1,R1,R2

13. Regulations - Conventional and integral type

T1,R1,R2

T1,R1,R2
T1,R1,R2
T1,R1,R2

construction.
Unit IV- Commercial Vehicles
T1,R2
14. Types of body - Flat platform, drop side, fixed side,

tipper body, tanker body


15.

Light commercial vehicle body types

T1,R2

16. Dimensions of driver's seat relation to controls

T1,R2

17. Drivers cab design.

T1,R2
Unit V-Materials

18. Steel sheet, timber, plastic, GRP, properties of

T1,R3

materials
19. Corrosion - Anticorrosion methods

T1,R3

20. Scalation of paint and painting process

T1,R3

21. Body trim items - Body mechanisms.

T1,R3

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8. Assessment:
Students will be assessed on
1. Continuous assessment in the form of;
Sessional Examination I (Weightage 13.33%) [Duration 1 hrs]
Sessional Examination II (Weightage 13.33%) [Duration 1 hrs]
Sessional Examination II (Weightage 13.33%) [Duration 1 hrs]
Assignments (Weightage 10%)

Assignments would be given periodically to test your level of understanding and how far
students are able to apply the principles and concepts taught in the class, to the given set of
problems in order to obtain meaningful solutions.

There would be 5 assignments totally at the rate of 1 per unit.


Each assignment will be given in the class before the start of the particular topic.
Each assignment carries equal weightage and should certainly meet the deadline. No marks
would be given for copying and late submission.
2. Final End semester examination (Weightage 50%) [Duration 3 hrs]

9. Test Portions:
Examination
Sessional I
Sessional II
Sessional III
End Semester

Topics
1 to 6
7 to 15
15 to 21
1 to 21

10. Mapping of Required B.Tech., Courses to Applicable Student Outcomes


S. No.

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science, and engineeringAbility to apply knowledge of mathematics,


interpret dataAbility to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and
Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within
realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical,
health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

X
X
X

Prepared by

Coordinator / Vehicle Body Engineering


X

Project management and Finance

engineering practice.Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for

Knowledge of contemporary issues

Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a


global, economic, environmental, and societal context

Ability to communicate effectively

Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

Program Outcomes

EngineeringVehicle Body

Vehicle Body Engineering [AUT 310]

Verified by

Head of the Department

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