MAE 4861

MAE 4861

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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. Senior Design report required.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: seniors or permission of instructor.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MAE 2030 and ENGRD 2210. Prerequisite or corequisite: MAE 4300 or permission of instructor.

Satisfies Requirement Satisfies M.E. senior design requirement.

  • Students will be able to explain the fundamental concepts of intake air flow and valves for internal combustion spark ignition engines.
  • Students will be able to perform calculations using efficiencies and fuel flow to estimate power and torque developed by IC engines.
  • Students will be able to perform calculations estimating the power developed with turbochargers and superchargers.
  • Students will be able to calculate the engine power and torque required to operate a vehicle under various loads.
  • Students will be able to estimate braking performance given the parameters of the vehicle.
  • Students will be able to calculate the stability and performance of vehicles with specified suspension geometries.
  • Students will be able to calculate steering and ride performance, given vehicle parameters.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 4860MAE 5860

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9399 MAE 4861   LEC 001

    • TR Upson Hall 142
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Callister, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor. Limited to M.E. Seniors. Satisfies M.E. Senior Design requirement.