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Lecture04 - AME409: Senior Design Project Automotive...

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Page 1 AME409 Y. Jin Prof. Yan Jin yjin@usc.edu http://bcf.usc.edu/~yjin AME409: Senior Design Project Automotive Systems Page 2 AME409 Y. Jin • Road Vehicle – Resistance: – Energy to overcome resistance: • What are major functions of an automobile? – Discuss:
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Page 3 AME409 Y. Jin Function vs. automotive systems – Each system fulfills a specific function Main automotive systems – Body and frame: • Support and enclose the vehicle – Engine: • Provides dependable, efficient power – Fuel system: • Provides a combustible air-fuel mixture to power the engine – Cooling and lubrication systems: • Prevent engine damage and wear – Exhaust and emission control systems: • Quiet engine noise and reduce toxic substances of emission – Drive train systems: • Transfer power from engine to the drive wheels – Suspension, steering, and brake systems: • Support and control the vehicle – Electrical systems: Page 4 AME409 Y. Jin
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