MAE 4860

MAE 4860

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Selected topics in the analysis and design of vehicle components and vehicle systems. Emphasis on automobiles. Engines, transmissions, suspension, brakes, and aerodynamics are discussed. The course uses first principles and applies them to specific systems. The course is highly quantitative, using empirical and analytical approaches.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MAE 2030 and ENGRD 2210 or permission of instructor.

Satisfies Requirement Satisfies Senior Design requirement if enrolled in MAE 4861.

Comments Co-meets with MAE 4861/MAE 5860.

  • Students will be able to perform basic calculations for internal combustion spark ignition engines, including turbochargers and superchargers.
  • Calculate the power and torque required to operate a vehicle under various loads.
  • Calculate braking and acceleration performance.
  • Calculate the dynamic stability of vehicles.
  • Calculate steering and suspension performance.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 4861MAE 5860

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10717 MAE 4860   LEC 001

  • To fulfill M.E. senior design requirement, enroll in MAE 4861.