Automotive Engineering (AENG)

AENG 500     Automobile: An Integrated Syst     3 Credit Hours

Factors external to engineering such as markets, financing, and sales; the customers and their perceptions as influenced by marketing and performance; volume markets; international. An abc of engineering factors in all the components and sub-systems areas and in the plant, labor, and supplies area. Vehicle characteristics and dynamic interactions.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 502     Modeling of Automotive Systems     3 Credit Hours

This course will first introduce systems modeling approach and then develop mathematical models for ride, vibration, handling control, etc. of automobiles. The models will then be used to examine the design and performance of an automobile from a systems point of view. (F, YR).

Prerequisite(s): ME 265 or ME 345

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

AENG 505     Digital Systems & Microprocess     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to modern digital computer logic. Numbers and coding systems; Boolean algebra with applications to logic systems; combinational and sequential logic design; examples of digital logic circuits; simple machine language programming; microprocessors-programming, input/output, interrupts, and system design. (Not open to students with EE degree.)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 510     Vehicle Electronics I     3 Credit Hours

Semiconductor diodes, junction transistors, FETS, rectifiers and power supplies, small signal amplifiers, biasing considerations, gain-bandwidth limitations, circuits models, automotive applications and case studies. (Not open to students with EE degree.)

Prerequisite(s): ECE 305

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 534     Fundmntls of Thermal/Fluid Sci     3 Credit Hours

Thermodynamics with emphasis on first and second laws; gas mixtures; introduction to cycles. Kinetics and dynamics of fluid flow; conservation laws of momentum and energy; flow and friction in conduits. Mechanism of heat transfer; introduction to convection and radiative heat transfer. (Not open to students with ME degree.)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 541     Intro to Automotive Dynamics     3 Credit Hours

An introduction to dynamics and vibrations. Overview of dynamics and vibration of automotive components and suspension systems. Automotive maneuvering and vehicle response. (Not open to students with ME degree.)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 545     Vehicle Ergonomics I     3 Credit Hours

Overview of drive characteristics, capabilities, and limitations. Human variability and driver demographics, driver performance measurements. Driver information processing models, driver errors and response time. Driver sensory capabilities: vision, audition, and other inputs. Vehicle controls and displays. Driver anthropometry, biomechanical considerations.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 442

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 546     Vehicle Ergonomics II     3 Credit Hours

This course covers advanced human factors engineering and ergonomics topics related to incorporation and integration of new display, information, lighting and sensor technologies to improve driver convenience, performance, safety, and to reduce driver distractions. The students will learn new evaluation methodologies, driver performance models, and use research equipment to measure driver performance, and evaluate usability issues. Some advanced topics to be covered include: driver workload, evaluation and design of new in-vehicle devices, advanced vehicle lighting, and driver vision systems, models to predict and evaluate field of view, target detection, disability and discomfort glare, legibility, etc. Three lecture hours including laboratory projects and demonstrations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (W).

Prerequisite(s): AENG 545

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham

AENG 547     Automotive Powertrains I     3 Credit Hours

Topics in kinematics and dynamics including engine output and balance; mechanisms and machine theory. Force analysis and design of gears and shaft systems. Analysis of planetary gear trains. Design and analysis of automotive gear boxes.

Prerequisite(s): ME 265

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 550     Design of Automotive Chassis     3 Credit Hours

This course provides a systems approach to the design of automotive chassis and body components and examines the influence of their design on the overall structural performance of the automobile. Design issues related to structural rigidity, ride comfort, safety and crash-worthiness, durability and assembly are covered. Applications of advanced materials and joining techniques are discussed. Analytical tools used in automotive structural design are also discussed.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

AENG 551     FEM in Auto Structure Design     3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce the applications of finite element method in automotive structure design. It includes specific design examples of vehicle NVH and durability with commercial pre-processor and FEA solver. The course also provides theoretical knowledge of FEA and vehicle design.

Prerequisite(s): ME 345 and ME 3601

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 555     Vehicle Stability & Control     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to static and dynamic stability characteristics of vehicles. Study on directional vehicle responses and stability in small disturbance maneuver. Design, numerical simulation, and analysis of vehicle control systems (ABS, active suspension, and yaw stability). Prerequisite: Dynamics (ME 345), Control Systems Design and Analysis (ME 442) or equivalent.

Prerequisite(s): ME 345 and ME 442

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science
Can enroll if Major is Automotive Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

AENG 566     Vehicle Thermal Management     3 Credit Hours

This course covers fundamental thermo-fluid principles and advanced topics in thermal management of conventional and electric drive vehicles (EDVs). The topics include: principles of energy conservation, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics; vehicle thermal management system and components; electrification of vehicle thermal management system; EDV thermal management; battery thermal management in EDVs; and waste energy recovery.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate or Doctorate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 581     Materials Sel in Auto Design     3 Credit Hours

This course develops an understanding of the properties of modern engineering materials and explains the role of the materials selection process in product design, development, and manufacturing. Materials selection/design problems and case studies involving automotive and other commercial products are discussed. The role of environmental regulations, societal pressures and customer wants on the selection of alternate materials is discussed. (YR)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

AENG 582     Materials I     3 Credit Hours

Mechanical behavior of engineering materials such as metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, and composites. In the metals area, emphasis will be on phase diagrams, transformations, light alloys, carbon steels, alloy steels, and forming and joining of metals.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 583     Project Mgmt and Concurr Eng     3 Credit Hours

Project management emphasis including project scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, etc. Concurrent engineering and project leadership. Applications to automotive projects using Superproject computer package.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 317

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 584     Lightweight Automotive Alloys     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces structure-processing-property relationships in the lightweight automotive alloys that are candidates for automotive applications such as aluminum, titanium, and magnesium. Metal matrix composite and intermetallic materials are also discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the processing and design of these materials in future automotive applications. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

AENG 585     Ceramics for Auto Applications     3 Credit Hours

This course will present physical, thermal and mechanical properties of structural ceramics, ceramic coatings and ceramic matrix composites. Design and processing issues for these materials are emphasized. Automotive applications of ceramics are discussed. Thermoelectric and other propulsion materials are also discussed. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

AENG 586     Design & Mfg: Ltwt Auto Mat     3 Credit Hours

This course will address the design issues and manufacturing considerations for various lightweight automotive structural materials. Design issues will include stiffness, fatigue, vibrations, dent resistance, crush resistance, etc. Methods of producing lightweight automotive stuctures are discussed. Design for manufacturing, assembly, disassembly and recycling are emphasized. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): AENG 581 and AENG 587

AENG 587     Automotive Manuf Processes     3 Credit Hours

Manufacturing processes, including casting, forging, forming, machining, molding, etc., are examined specifically in the context of their applications in the automotive industry. Quality control and techniques, process selection and methods are emphasized.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham or Doctorate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 588     Design&Manufac for Environment     3 Credit Hours

This is a course focused on the effects of product design and manufacturing on the environment, with special emphasis on automobiles. The fundamental principles of life cycle engineering will be introduced. The importance of environmental improvement will be considered. Design and material selection for recycling, reuse and disposal will be illustrated. Furthermore, it will cover the elementary relationships between design and manufacturing for the development of future environmentally friendly vehicles.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science
Can enroll if Program is MSE-Automotive Engineering

AENG 589     Auto Assembly Systems     3 Credit Hours

This course deals with in-depth analysis of automotive assembly systems. Design, analysis and economics of manual and automatic assembly of automotive components are to be emphasized. It includes design of assembly stations for manual assembly; automatic assembly stations; design for assembly and disassembly; analysis of automatic feeding and orientation techniques of small parts; assembly of large parts; application of robotics in assembly; and economics of assembly for automotive systems as well as electronic systems.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate or Doctorate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 590     Selected Topics     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Individual or group study of an automotive systems engineering topic of contemporary interest.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate

AENG 591     Guided Study in Automotive Sys     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Individual or group study of an automotive systems engineering topic of contemporary interest.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 596     Internal Combustion Engines I     3 Credit Hours

Comparison of several forms of internal combustion engines including Otto and diesel-type piston engines; performance parameters and testing; thermodynamic cycles and fuel-air cycles; combustion in SI and Diesel engines; charge formation and handling; ignition; elements of exhaust emissions. (Not available to students with ME 496 or equivalent background.)

Prerequisite(s): ME 330

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate or Doctorate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 598     Energy Sys for Auto Vehicles     3 Credit Hours

This course will discuss the current and future energy systems for automotive vehicles. Topics include liquid and gaseous fuels, direct energy conversion systems and fuel cells. Characteristics of various energy systems are discussed with respect to their performance, cost, reliability and environmental concerns. Fuel cell analysis and design is covered in detail. (W, AY).

Prerequisite(s): ME 496 or AENG 596

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

AENG 650     Anyls&Des for Veh Crshwrthnss     3 Credit Hours

This course aims to provide knowledge on vehicle crash mechanics, structutal design to improve crashworthiness and crash energy management. Finite element techniques for vehicle crash analysis are also covered.

Prerequisite(s): ME 510 or AENG 551

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Doctorate or Rackham
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

AENG 687     Adv Auto Mfg Processes     3 Credit Hours

This course deals with in-depth analysis of select manufacturing processes used for the fabrication and assembly of automotive vehicles. Modeling and simulation of selected classes of manufacturing processes using numerical methods; such as finite difference and finite element methods, will be studied. Process optimization approaches will be introduced and applied to selected processes.

Prerequisite(s): AENG 587

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Doctorate or Graduate or Rackham

AENG 698     Capstone Proj(Case Stud/Dsn)     3 to 6 Credit Hours

Individual or team design or case study of interest to the students. Topics may be chosen from any of the areas of automotive engineering. The student (or the team) will submit a project report and give an oral presentation at the end of the second term. The project spans two terms. (Permission of advisor required before registration.)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science
Can enroll if Major is Automotive Systems Engineering

AENG 699     Master's Thesis     3 to 6 Credit Hours

Research for master's thesis under the direction of a faculty member. (Permission of advisor required.)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science
Can enroll if Major is Automotive Systems Engineering

 
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An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally