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Automobile Chassis and Body Engineering

Automobile Engineering - Effective Upto 2013


Code : 160205 Common Name : ACBE Year : 3 Sem : 6
Theory Hours : 3 Practical Hours : 0 Tutorial Hours : 0 Credits : 3
Exam Marks : 70 Midsem Marks : 30 Practical Marks : 50 Total : 150

Syllabus Topics

Vehicle Aerodynamics
Vehicle drag and types – various types of forces and moments – effects of forces and moments – side wind – various body optimization techniques and Aerodynamic Aids for Optimisation of drag – wind tunnel testing of scale model

Car Body
Types, Regulations, Drivers seat design & dimensions parameters, drivers visibility, methods for improving visibility and space in cars, design for safety, safety requirements for car (with reference to Vehicle Body Engineering), car body construction. Crash Test and Roll over test regulations. Heating and ventilation systems. Dash boards, instrument panel and passenger compartment lighting, Audio – visual systems

Bus Body Details
Types: Mini bus, single decker & double decker, two level, split level and articulated bus, bus body layout, floor height, engine location, entrance and exit locations, passenger seating dimensions , seat layout for RTO registration, constructional details, frame construction, double skin construction, types of metal sections used, conventional and integral coach type construction. Bus body Code Regulations (ARAI). Pneumatic equipment for passenger door opening & closing. Air conditioning equipment selection and mounting

Commercial Vehicle Details
Types of body, flat platform, drop side, fixed side, tipper body, tanker body, light commercial vehicle body types. Dimensions of driver’s seat in relation to controls, drivers cab design. Tipper body designs, volume/weight considerations, pay load and related regulations.

Body Loads
Idealized structure, structural surface, shear panel method, symmetric and asymmetric vertical loads in a car, longitudinal load, different loading situations, chassis frame design. Construction of Doors, door apertures, windows. Spare wheel carrier construction and design for different types of vehicle and weight distribution criteria in relation to Spare wheel location. Sources of body noises testing and methods of elimination. Water leakage test

Body Materials
Metal sheets (Steel, Aluminum etc.), plastics, timber, GRP, FRP, Insulating materials, adhesives and sealants. Wind screen, Back light & window Glasses and regulations for glasses. Difference between toughened glass, sheet glass & laminated glass. Composite materials, properties of materials, corrosion, anti-corrosion methods, selection of paint and painting process, body trim items, body mechanisms


Automotive Chassis & Body

P.L.Kohli, - Papyrus Publishing House, New Delhi.

Automotive Chassis

Crouse W.H.& Anglin D.L, - McGraw-Hill Int. Book Co.

Body Engineering

Sydney F. Page, - Chapman & Hill Ltd., London.

Fundamentals of Vehicle Body work

J. Fairbrother, - Hutchinson, London.

Automotive Chassis

P.M. Heldt, - Chilton Co. NK

Vehicle Body Layout & Analysis

John Fenton, - Hutchinson, London.

Body Construction and Design

J.G. Giles, - Llefe Books/Butterworth & Co. London - Vol. 6

Vehicle Body Engineering

J. Powloski, - Business Books Ltd., London.

Exam Papers

6May - 2011

Dec - 2012

May - 2012

Nov - 2013

May - 2013

Nov - 2014

May - 2014

Nov - 2015

May - 2015

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