# Automotive Engineering

- Gear heads unite to discuss Vehicle Dynamics, Safety Engineering, Performance, NVH, Ergonomics, Durability...
 Views: 8,579 Announcement: Two free ways to get Gold Membership! Jan17-12 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 11:01 AM jack action 109 116,403 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... Y 06:25 AM Al Johnson 665 253,939 My question relates to torque vectoring during a turn(high speed). Wikipedia says torque vectoring is mainly done on... Mar4-14 10:54 PM Ryoko 2 133 What is the advantage of having a daully truck vs a truck that just has one tire on each side of an axle? I mean, how... Mar4-14 03:15 AM Baluncore 4 161 Attached you will find a parellel hybrid design of a Porsche Cayenne hybrid. From what I understand,its the... Feb15-14 05:31 AM jnnx 1 168 Hey Guys needed some advice related to Turbocharging of natural gas engines. I'm working on turbocharging of gas... Mar4-14 10:51 PM Ryoko 1 184 hello, I know it may sound weird but why not? WHy automobile companies dont go for FRP body instead of metal. It... Feb4-14 04:02 AM Highspeed 1 201 Hi, I am currently seeking advice and looking into the idea of compound charging with two turbos. One blowing into... Feb15-14 04:19 PM HowlerMonkey 1 201 Lets say my engine is producing 100Nm of torque and after torque multiplication with the 1st gear and drivetrain,I... Feb9-14 05:49 AM Damo ET 8 226 One of my goals in life is to design a car completely from scratch. There is still some time before I am able to... Feb22-14 06:35 PM wahaj 8 227 Dear All, I was involved in a car accident. The facts of the case as follow: Location: At a side road joining... Feb23-14 06:21 AM LionCity 9 248 Greetings ....I'm about to embark on a new racing project.....I am a land speed racer ( top speed on a salt lake... Feb15-14 04:21 PM HowlerMonkey 2 263 what will be the temperature and pressure at the exhaust of IC engine? Feb3-14 06:07 AM Damo ET 6 292 Hi there, I'm currently researching for a Product Design project and was wondering if anyone had any insights into... Feb6-14 03:50 AM Highspeed 7 311 Hi all, During steady state cornering which tire of the same axle experiences the higher side force? I believe the... Jan30-14 07:35 AM marellasunny 6 313 How do you get car to have a small turning radius? It should seem that putting center of mass to be in the center... Feb12-14 04:18 AM Ranger Mike 8 328 When all the 4 wheels are braking,it seems logical to write the longitudinal acceleration like this-... Jan17-14 06:11 AM Damo ET 1 354 why maximum power and maximum torque is not produced at the same rpm in an engine? Feb8-14 10:24 AM Kozy 9 358 So I was having a discussion with a fellow motorcycle racer and he stated that The bike I'm riding has too much... Feb27-14 03:25 AM Ranger Mike 19 393 Hi guys, There's a project on hybrid vehicles, and the task is to design and simulate a hybrid vehicle: we have... Jan6-14 05:06 PM etudiant 1 400 First,this is what I understood from theory: If I understood the concept of 'engine stall' correctly,it occurs as a... Jan9-14 03:57 AM Highspeed 4 474 I have to do a project on transmissions,their parts and working principles,shafts used in them.I searched but cant... Dec29-13 09:13 AM mech-eng 3 512 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 02:21 PM marellasunny 3 532 Please find attached a schematic showing the relationship between the 4 main components of a automotive driveline. ... May23-13 01:03 AM marellasunny 0 533 Hello everybody, I am working on the whole vehicle calculations, engine, brakes, suspension and engine simulation,... Jan3-14 02:49 PM gaber2611 6 544 I do not understand how equation(3) occurs.(taken from the book Internal Combustion Engines by John B.Heywood) ... May31-13 12:59 AM marellasunny 0 549 This is in relation to the modelling of pedal input(\theta) to vehicle velocity 'v' by using controllers. In this... Jan7-14 09:56 PM Baluncore 10 556 Hello guys, first of all excuse me if I make mistakes, but English is not my native language. So, I am creating a 4... Jan6-14 05:39 AM Baluncore 1 576 hello friends,can you explain what is correct clearance of engine's moving parts,giving examples. Dec6-13 07:17 AM mech-eng 7 624 I am designing a differential mount and I am having trouble with the analysis of the forces involved. I found the... Mar16-13 01:06 AM joman2055 0 634 Hi all, I'm developing a quarter car model of a truck trailer with a braked wheel. I need to simulate the... Apr19-13 02:31 AM serbring 0 671 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 07:08 AM Simon Bridge 1 695 At high temperatures some of the gas is ionized: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7_8Gc_Llr8 My question: Using a... Oct6-13 02:20 PM Abstractness 0 733 During the compression stroke,before combustion, it seems that the mass of the burned gas and unburned gas are... Jul2-13 03:39 AM marellasunny 0 735 Hi, Firstly i just want to apologise if this is in the incorrect part of the forum. I'm designing and building... Nov1-13 11:53 AM billybomb 2 740 Apart from fatigue & thermal analysis what are other analysis required for crankcase or block? For 4 cyl 3lit engine... Jun27-13 03:31 AM atulmalode 2 744 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 10:49 AM James125 2 756 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 05:44 AM marellasunny 0 764 Hello, I am fabricating exhausts and was curious, to minimize the "tinny" or high pitched sounds coming from the... Nov19-13 01:02 PM HowlerMonkey 7 770 Hi there, I've finished my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and plan on doing my masters in Automotive Engineering.... Jul24-13 05:15 PM akz91 0 783 Almost all the cars now use an Electronic Throttle Body for Controlling airflow into the engine. In order to make the... Feb21-13 12:44 PM Arul Sivan 0 786 In a recent lecture,I learnt that the friction coefficient "mu" between the tire and road surface is determined... Nov28-13 10:32 AM HowlerMonkey 5 797