Automotive Engineering

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 Meta Thread / Thread Starter Last Post Replies Views Pinned: Torque vs. Horsepower ( 1 2 3 ... Last) Ive got a question, which is more powerful and better to have in auto racing, torque or horsepower? Ive gotten mixed... Sep11-10 12:01 PM jack action 109 111,767 Pinned: Race car suspension Class ( 1 2 3 ... Last) references _ Paved Track Stock Car Technology by Steve Smith Tune to Win by Carroll Smith Software - Suspension... Oct12-13 04:38 PM Kozy 623 240,834 BMW has a kidney shaped grill for the air intake but the front looks weird from the side.Looking at a M3 inline-6 from... Dec6-13 03:21 PM marellasunny 3 102 Hello guys, first of all excuse me if I make mistakes, but English is not my native language. So, I am creating a 4... Nov30-13 08:02 AM Varthrix 0 180 hello friends,can you explain what is correct clearance of engine's moving parts,giving examples. Dec6-13 08:17 AM mech-eng 7 202 I always wonder how BMW engines of smaller size are powerful than other OEM's engines despite other OEMs haveing... Dec6-13 05:43 PM cjl 7 228 Hello, I am fabricating exhausts and was curious, to minimize the "tinny" or high pitched sounds coming from the... Nov19-13 02:02 PM HowlerMonkey 7 286 In a recent lecture,I learnt that the friction coefficient "mu" between the tire and road surface is determined... Nov28-13 11:32 AM HowlerMonkey 5 343 I am a bachelors mechanical engineering student with a decent factual knowledge about cars and how they work. But i am... T 02:26 AM Abhishekdas 5 359 Hi, Firstly i just want to apologise if this is in the incorrect part of the forum. I'm designing and building... Nov1-13 12:53 PM billybomb 2 372 At high temperatures some of the gas is ionized: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7_8Gc_Llr8 My question: Using a... Oct6-13 03:20 PM Abstractness 0 417 Hello all I am puzzled as to why SCR uses Adblue solution which is only 33% Urea. Why not use 100% Urea minimise... Sep13-13 11:49 AM James125 2 447 I do not understand how equation(3) occurs.(taken from the book Internal Combustion Engines by John B.Heywood) ... May31-13 01:59 AM marellasunny 0 474 Please find attached a schematic showing the relationship between the 4 main components of a automotive driveline. ... May23-13 02:03 AM marellasunny 0 481 Hello. I've gone round and round in my studies of engines and related technologies and I've come to the point where I... Nov17-13 10:18 AM rcgldr 4 491 I am designing a differential mount and I am having trouble with the analysis of the forces involved. I found the... Mar16-13 02:06 AM joman2055 0 505 I'm looking for some engineering types to have a play around with my thermodynamic model of an internal combustion... Sep13-13 07:04 AM Kozy 0 516 I have been trying to understand how the hand-brakes in my car function-and hence I read-up on brake drums and their... Aug21-13 06:44 AM marellasunny 0 528 when they say the inertia forces in the engine,what does it refer to ? this is with respect to the fact that in a... Oct25-13 05:58 PM Dotini 3 533 We have a truck that weighs 20,000 lbs, 8,100 on the front and 11,900 on the rear. The wheel base from the front axle... Aug25-13 09:34 PM jack action 1 547 I have always thought of connecting rods as straight and the crankshaft axis being line bored in the same plane as the... Aug21-13 09:40 PM jim mcnamara 7 577 Hi, Can anyone please tell me how does crash impact sensors work in an airbag system? Like, I want to know at what... Jun17-13 08:08 AM Simon Bridge 1 591 Hi Everyone, Obviously first time poster, very encouraged with the discovery of this forum. And yes, I have used... Sep18-13 09:16 AM sgb27 1 608 Hi all, I'm developing a quarter car model of a truck trailer with a braked wheel. I need to simulate the... Apr19-13 03:31 AM serbring 0 609 Hello, I am a high school student trying to compare two motorcycles on a displacement vs time graph. The... Aug7-13 06:56 PM Kozy 1 618 Excuse the language. English is not my first language and in physics terms I might be lacking. I was just... Sep12-13 01:46 AM SirOrigami 12 626 Hi, I see people using air shocks (eg. Fox float, etc) in cars, which function as a spring as well as a damper. The... Aug4-13 06:25 AM Ranger Mike 2 630 Hey guys I am trying to program a sensor using an arduino. The sensor is operational at 10V DC and an arduino only... Sep16-13 06:14 AM jedishrfu 1 633 Apart from fatigue & thermal analysis what are other analysis required for crankcase or block? For 4 cyl 3lit engine... Jun27-13 04:31 AM atulmalode 2 634 Hello everybody, I am looking for some help from Native english speakers (or otherwise extremely good speakers), for... Aug11-13 12:50 PM berkeman 1 642 Hello, My problem refers to hard tyres, so assuming none or very little lateral deflection. For a particular tyre on... Jul26-13 05:19 AM Miky2013 2 651 During the compression stroke,before combustion, it seems that the mass of the burned gas and unburned gas are... Jul2-13 04:39 AM marellasunny 0 654 There are a lot of really tacky oil filters on the market. Get a filter that costs at least $8. The$3.27 filter... Aug10-13 03:30 PM edward 3 656 Hi there, I've finished my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and plan on doing my masters in Automotive Engineering.... Jul24-13 06:15 PM akz91 0 673 I have data from exhaust gas analyzer, and I have to find the calorific value or the heating value of that particular... Jul25-13 03:42 AM salmansl 2 684 Hello; I have a basic question from FEA theory. What are the basic equations solved during .. a. Linear Static... Jul19-13 06:34 AM Aero_UoP 3 705 I am building a mathematical model of a piston engine which calculates the pressure and temperature of the cylinder... Nov7-13 11:37 AM Chestermiller 7 728 I've noticed on my 2004 Honda Accord that my back left rim gets unusually hot (hard to touch and can feel the... Jun7-13 05:42 AM Ranger Mike 5 731 Hello everyone! This is my first post here, and I'm a recent graduate (within 1yr) of a BS in Mechanical... Apr24-13 05:38 PM SteamKing 3 736 I found something called counter shaft braking mentioned in th manual of an Automated Manual Transmission. What is the... Apr4-13 10:20 PM k.udhay 0 739 Almost all the cars now use an Electronic Throttle Body for Controlling airflow into the engine. In order to make the... Feb21-13 01:44 PM Arul Sivan 0 742 Sorry if this has been discussed before, I'm not a regular of the site and I have not found anything in a first quick... 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