Introduction to Automotive Performance

Learn the Basics of Vehicle Performance and take your Automotive knowledge to next level

Course Summary

Automotive Design is driven by the targets set for performance. Understanding these performance metrics and characteristics is a very important part of the overall Vehicle design process.

This course aims to provide an idea of each of these specific areas of performance related to the Typical IC (internal combustion) engine Vehicle.

Topics covered:
- Mechanism of Acceleration of the Vehicle
- Basic working principles of IC engine
- Traction and Power limited acceleration
 - Limits of Top speed

- Factors which affect Vehicle Handling
- Importance of the Tire
- Types of tests performed for handling

- Basic Physics of Braking
- Stopping distance derived
- Anti lock braking system working
- Relations between Braking and Handling behavior

- Difference between Ride and NVH
- What are vibration sources in vehicles
- Types of Noise
- Sensitive touch points related to NVH
- How NVH performance is evaluated?

- Different aspects of Vehicle Durability
- Bending and Torsional stiffness
- Considerations for Design for durability in Vehicle design process

- Flow of energy in an engine
- Types of losses
- What is Thermal efficiency and ways to improve it
- Affect of Driving patterns and environment  and  ways to improve Vehicle Fuel efficiency  

Course Curriculum

Mufaddal Rasheed

Mufaddal Rasheed is a mechanical design engineer , inventor and online entrepreneur working towards building a comprehensive knowledge resource base for students and  mechanical design professionals with focus on building skills and  knowledge to design mechanical products

The goal  is to build a comprehensive knowledge eco-system for mechanical design engineers and aspirants which would prepare an individual for engineering innovation and advance their careers in terms of knowledge. 

Experienced professional with 7+ years experience in Automotive product development designing chassis and suspension systems and being part of multiple projects from concept to production. 

He is passionate about mechanical design and innovation and writes regularly on Quora with a Top writer badge.

Core belief is that engineering is a lifelong learning process and for a designer  it is "the more you know the better you design"

Working towards developing an alternate solution to the problems of engineering education and upskilling for economic growth. 

Course Pricing

  • Automotive performance
  • $25 USD


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