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AAE M.Sc. [Engg] in Automotive Engineering AMD504 Power Train Dr. H.K Narahari Assignment

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: 1. Assignment contains three parts 2. Part A, B and C carry 30, 35, 35 marks respectively. Critical comment on the coverage of learning outcomes in this assignment will carry 5 marks. The formatting of assignment with emphasis on proper referencing, inclusion of list of figures, tables, symbols and a good abstract will carry 5 marks. 3. Assignment is to be word processed. 4. Limit your assignment to 35 A4 printed pages inclusive of all. 5. Submission date 14th Apr 2012. 6. Excel sheet or any other suitable tool may be used for working out the problems. 7. All the units of measurement wherever applicable should be SI units only. 8. Evaluation will be based on comprehension, effort and presentation in the assignment and performance in the written examination. 9. Group discussion is permitted but the assignment must represent individual effort. 10. The standard format of assignment must be used and all sections including referencing must be according to the template given.

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Form – 43

Ver: 1

Date: 01-11-2007

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This part of the assignment must be limited to three A4 pages including all illustrations in the Word processed document. This includes the mass of the laden vehicle. Part-A Problem statement Research in automotive power train has been pushed to the forefront due to emission and efficiency requirements. power and torque requirement and the climb performance to climb a gradient of 10%. valves sizes) to develop the required torque and power ratings at predefined rpm range of the vehicle. Alternative fuels. • Environment impact of this option and expected engine performance issues. 30 marks Part-B Problem statement In this section you are required to design the power train and conventional transmission system and specify the cooling load of the engine for given application vehicle. • • • • • Estimate the performance requirement for the class of automobile chosen. students are required to model the designed engine using Ricardo WAVE and analyse the effect of engine speed on the performance characteristics of the engine. Design a manual transmission system assuming suitable number of gear shifts and gear ratios and match the same with the designed engine. Fuel cells and battery powered vehicles are supposed to be the future and slated to replace conventional IC engines soon. This assignment is designed to test the students’ understanding of power train in automobiles and the capability to design power train components. The following subsections need to answered. Compare your results with the vehicles of same-class. increasing fuel price and the requirement of better driver experience in passenger vehicles have lead to increased focus on power train research. In this context. In the second part (Part-B) students are required to size the components of power train and in the third part (Part-C). • Availability of required inputs and their CO2 foot print. from (a) small car (b) medium sized car (c) Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). the students are exposed to layout and design of power train.FT 2011 AME504 Introduction: Global warming. • Economics of bio-diesel extraction and distribution. Design the engine (number of cylinders. Select a vehicle class in consultation with module leader. the students are required to carry out independent study on the research efforts in science and technology of design of power train components and debate on the following statement. bore. Automotive emissions and their control to meet Government regulations are also dealt with in detail.” Following points can be focused on to carry on the discussion and arrive at conclusion. Estimate the cooling load and coolant flow requirement. This assignment consists of three parts. Form – 43 Ver: 1 Date: 01-11-2007 Page 2 of 3 . In the current module. “By year 2025. more than 30% of the CI engines will be run using bio-diesel in India. stroke. The first part (Part-A) of the assignment is designed to test querying and analytical ability of students with respect to the future of IC engines.

• Mention all crucial assumptions (in the model and methodology) • Compare the results from Wave model and theoretical calculations and comment on the differences. • Explain the changes needed to make the wave model more accurate. 35 marks Part-C Problem statement In this section of assignment. depth of information and conclusion Total Design Specification with justification Estimation of tractive force and power requirement Sizing of engine components Design of manual transmission Estimation of coolant flow requirements Total Part C • 05 10 30 05 05 10 10 05 35 05 15 05 25 05 05 100 Part B • • • • • • • Work procedure and complete software files Plot of engine performance and emission at varied speed Critical comments on the observations Total Critical comments on the appropriateness of the assignment in testing the learning outcomes of the assignment Appropriate formatting including all sub-sections Total Form – 43 Ver: 1 Date: 01-11-2007 Page 3 of 3 . argument development. Part A • Preamble for the discussion and identification of research 10 direction in power trains and related discussion • Importance and influence of identified power train option 05 • • Possible other avenues for further research Overall frame work of the debate.FT 2011 AME504 Excel sheet showing all the calculations and graphs must be submitted with the word processed document. • All the concerned working files of the software must be submitted to the module leader in time. students are required to simulate the designed engine ( in Part B) in Ricardo Wave and obtain performance variation at different speeds of the engine. 25 marks Marking Scheme Question Content Marks No.

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