Automotive Engineering
TeachersINOUE HIDEAKIStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 2nd semest [Department of Mechanical and Precision System, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number1L101

Course Description

Students learn the structure of vehicles and the structure and function of vehicle parts (engines, transmissions, tires, etc.). Students will also deepen their understanding of basic performance of vehicles such as driving stability, acceleration performance, braking performance, and riding comfort performance, mainly from a mechanical engineering point of view (Related to DP2, 3 and 4).

Course Objectives

Students will be able to understand and explain the overall structure of the vehicle and the function of the components.
In addition, students will be able to explain the vehicle basic performance of "driving, turning and stopping" based on basic knowledge of mechanical engineering.

Grading Policy

Students submit a report on the assignments set in each lesson. Grades will be evaluated based on the results of the submitted report (100%).

Textbook and Reference



Check the scope of the next lecture in the syllabus, and read the materials posted on LMS (1hr). In addition, after the class, read your notebook describing the contents of the lectures, and the materials posted on the LMS to deepen your understanding of the class learned and submit reports and assignments (1hr).



1Introduction, and History of automobiles
3Driving performance of automobiles (driving performance diagram and power performance)
4Driving performance of automobiles (performance to drive uphill, acceleration performance, coasting performance)
5Exercise (1): Calculation of running speed and driving force
6Exercise (2): Selection of gear ratio
8Wheel alignment
12Vehicle dynamics (Groupe work & Presentation)
13Vibration / noise / ride comfort
14Human-automobile system
15Future of automobile (Hybrid car, Fuel cell car, Electric car, Hydrogen engine car)