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IME 4250 - Automatic and Automated Drive Line Control Systems
The operation, study of design, manufacture of automatic and hybrid transmission/transaxles, including hydrodynamic converter, hydraulics, electronics, torque capacities, and gear systems. Measurements and computations for pumps, motor/generator, controller, valve mechanism, clutch, band, and gear system. Includes a study of bearing application, lubrication, heat dissipation and testing of transmission/transaxle and hybrid systems.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Recommended, IME 1220.
Credits: 3 hours
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)
Prerequisites by Topic:
- Mathematics that include the understanding of
algebra, geometry and basic calculus
- Physics that include the understanding and measurement
of heat, heat transfer, electricity, light sound, acceleration,
speed, flow of fluids and mechanical mechanisms
- Materials that includes the understanding of chemical
relationships used in production and use of materials, and
- Chemistry that includes the understanding of chemical
relationships used in production and use of materials and lubricants
- Computers that include the use of software packages
for simulations, problem solving and reporting of results
- Technical writing that includes the ability to
report scientific observations and performance results
- Technical illustration that includes the use of
computers to report graphical information, manufacturing processes
- Statistics and methodology for determination of
manufacturing tolerances and accuracy of process control
- IME 1220, The Automobile in Society, Technological
and Social Consequences of the Automobile
Based on the above stated course description, at the conclusion
of the semester the student will be able to:
- Understand the requirements and ASTM/SAE test
procedures for power train fluids.
- Understand the operation, manufacture and be able
to calculate torque capacity of single and multi-plate clutches.
- Understand the operation, manufacture, torque/speed
performance relationships and diagnosis of manual and automatic
CV and gear transmissions/transaxles or transfer cases.
- Understand the operation, manufacture, diagnosis
of driving shafts and universal joints.
- Understand the operation manufacture, diagnosis
of hypoid gear sets and torque splitters.
- Understand the measurement and control of NVH
associated with power transmission devices.
The student will demonstrate proficiency to:
- Identify driveline manufacturing processes and
design requirements for performance, fuel economy and emissions
of 4/2-wheel drive, manual and automatic systems.
- Identify driveline disassembly, assembly, testing
and diagnosis procedures .
- Represent schematically and calculate manual and
automatic transmission ratios .
- Identify abnormal hypoid gear patterns and their
- Identify load and capacity values for gears holding
devices and pumps.
Robert Bosch GmbH, 1996, Automotive Handbook: 4th Edition, Germany (Distributed
by the Society of Automotive Engineers
Western Michigan University
F-230 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Spring 2011