AT1402 VEHICLE BODY ENGINEERING 3 1 0 100
At the end of the course, the students will be able to have a sound knowledge for the design of the vehicles body to give maximum comfort for the passengers and exposed to the methods of stream lining the vehicles body to minimize drag.
UNIT- I CAR BODY DETAILS 8
Types: saloon, convertibles, limousine, estate car, racing and sports car. Visibility: regulations, driver’s visibility, tests for visibility, methods of improving visibility and space in
cars. Safety: safety design, safety equipments for cars. Car body construction; design criteria, prototype making, initial tests, crash tests on full scale model, Dummies and Instrumentation
UNIT-II VEHICLE AERODYNAMICS 10
Objectives. Vehicle drag and types; various types of forces and moments, effects of forces and moments, side wind effects on forces and moments, Various body optimization techniques for minimum drag, wind tunnel testing: flow visualization techniques, scale model testing, component balance to measure forces and moments.
UNIT- III BUS BODY DETAILS 8
Types: mini bus, single decker, double-decker, two level and articulated bus. Bus body layout; floor height, engine location, entrance and exit location, seating dimensions. Constructional details: frame construction, double skin construction, types of metal sections used, Regulations, Conventional and integral type construction.
UNIT-IV COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DETAILS 9
Types of body; flat platform, drop side, fixed side, tipper body, tanker body, Light commercial vehicle body types. Dimensions of driver’s seat relation to controls. Drivers cab design.
UNIT –V BODY MATERIALS, TRIM AND MECHANISMS 10
Steel sheet, timber, plastic, GRP, properties of materials; Corrosion, anticorrosion methods. Selection of paint and painting process. Body trim items. Body mechanisms.
TOTAL : 45
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