CHHATTISGARH SWAMI VIVEKANAND TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, BHILAI (C G)
Semester: B.E. VII Sem. Branch: Mechanical Engg.
Subject: Automobile Engineering
Total Theory Periods: 50 Total Tutorial Period : 12
Total Marks in End Semester Exam: 80
Minimum number of class tests to be conducted: 2
Chassis & Frame
– Layout of chassis & its main components, types of frames, conventional frames & unitized
Suspension system & Springs –
Objects & principles of suspension, system, types, rigid axle suspension &
Independent suspension for front & rear ends, simple & double arm parallel & perpendicular type of suspension
system. Gas filled suspension system.
Purpose, types viz. leaf, coiled, rubber, air, suspension system, torsion bar, stabilizer, Telescopic
UNIT – II
Characteristics, functions, principles of operation of clutch, friction clutch, single plate, multi plate, centrifugal clutch,
positive clutch, friction plate clutch lining materials. Torque transmitted and related problems.
Construction, principles of working & characteristics.
UNIT – III
: Object of Gear Box, Air, rolling & gradient resistance, tractive effort variation with speed, performance
Types of Gear Boxes
:- Sliding mesh, constant mesh, synchromesh device, automatic transmission, overdrive,
lubrication of gear box.
: Principles of working, characteristics, Torque converter with direct drive.
Testing of automobiles
UNIT – IV
: Types, propeller shaft, slip joint.
– Functions, single & double reduction differential, limited slip differential.
: Live & dead axle, stub axle.
: Hotch kiss drive, torque tube drive.
Types specification, causes of tyre wear & rim.
Brakes & Braking system
: Purpose, principles, layout of braking system. Classification, mechanical, hydraulic,
master cylinder, Tandoma master cylinder wheel cylinder, self energizing & self adjusting brakes, disc brakes,
antiskid brakes.power operated brakes:
UNIT – V
:- Gear & links, types of steering gears, reversibility of steering, center point steering, steering
geometry viz castor, camber, king pin inclination toe in, toe out, cornering power, under-over steer; power steering,
effect of shimmy, condition of true rolling, calculation of turning radius. Correct steering equation and related
: Battery construction, maintenance, testing and charging, cut out, lighting circuit, horn, signals
1. Automobile Engineering – Kripal Singh – Standard Publications
2. Automobile Engineering – G.B.S. Narang – Khanna Publishers
1. Automobile Engineering – Dr. N. K. Giri – Khanna Publishers
2. Automobile Engineering – K. R. Govindan – Anuradha Agencies
3. Automotive Mechanics – Heitner
4. Motor Vehicle – Newton & Steeds – Life & Sons Limited