Course syllabus DMVI - Motor Vehicles Diagnostics (ILE - SS 2018/2019)

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Course code: DMVI
Course title in language of instruction: Diagnostika motorových vozidel
Course title in Czech: Motor Vehicles Diagnostics
Course title in English: Motor Vehicles Diagnostics
Mode of completion and number of credits: Fulfillment of requirements (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 12/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Jiří Čupera, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: to study at faculty ICV
Aims of the course:
The course focuses on acquiring knowledge of theory and application of methods of technical diagnostics of motor vehicles and their respective assemblies, knowledge of diagnostic equipment and trends in diagnosis of motor vehicles. These skills are necessary for optimal decision making about the need and extent of repairs, to ensure efficiency and environmental performance of their operation and management of service and repair operations.
Course contents:
1.Diagnostic systems for vehicles. (allowance 2/2)
a.Terms and definitions of technical diagnostics.
b.Objective and subjective methods of diagnostics.
c.Diagnostic systems, models and procedures.
d.Simple and branch diagnostic procedures related to a specific trouble, an optimal procedure for the use of available technical instrumentation.

2.Diagnosis of gasoline engines, pollution measurement. (allowance 2/2)
a.Diagnostics of mechanical parts of engines.
b.Technical endoscopy.
c.Measurement of engine power, the results evaluation.
d.Methods for determining the engine compression pressure.
e.The quality of the combustion process - the measurement of pollutants in exhaust gases.

3.Diagnostics and adjustment of ignition systems and other electrical equipment. (allowance 2/2)
a.Diagnostics of conventional ignition.
b.Methods of testing of electronic ignition systems.
c.Oscillograms of primary and secondary ignition circuit.
d.Diagnostics of sensors and actuators in ignition system.

4.Diagnostics of gasoline engine fuel systems. (allowance 2/2)
a.Symptoms of malfunction in the fuel systems of gasoline engines.
b.Diagnostics of feedback mixture control.
c.Diagnosis of catalytic systems.
d.Diagnostic system for fuel strategy in operation conditions simulated on a chassis dynamometer.
e.Readiness codes monitoring.
f.Functional testing of engine control systems.

5.Diagnostics and measurement of diesel engine emissions. (allowance 2/2)
a.Diagnostics of mechanical parts of diesel engine.
b.Measuring procedures according to authorized institutions.
c.Evaluation of the combustion in a simulated load on a chassis dynamometer.
d.Engine power as a diagnostic parameter.
e.Diagnostic systems reducing particulate matter.

6.Diagnostics of diesel engine fuel system. (allowance 2/2)
a.Diagnostics of inline injection system.
b.Diagnostics of plunger injection systems (axial, radial distribution).
c.Injector testing.
d.Common Rail testing.
e.The PDE system testing.
f.Compression test using functional test procedure of disabled injection.

7.Diagnostics of hydraulic and pneumatic systems of vehicles. (allowance 2/2)
a.Diagnostics of air brakes and suspension systems of trucks.
b.Diagnostics of hydraulic clutch control systems.
c.Diagnostics of hydro-pneumatic suspension.

8.Diagnostics of chassis and vehicle brakes. (allowance 4/4)
a.Diagnostics of mechanical chassis systems - axles, steering, brakes.
b.Diagnostics of regulation of electric and electrohydraulic power steering.
c.Chassis geometry adjustment.
d.Wheels and wheel balancing.
e.Diagnostics of shock absorbers and suspension.
f.Diagnostics of the brake system.
g.Testing of brake support systems - ABS, ESP etc.

9.Diagnostics of electronic systems used in vehicles. (allowance 2/4)
a.Diagnostic procedures for actuators testing.
b.Diagnostics of sensors and sensor clusters.
c.Parallel diagnostics - signal simulation.
d.Diagnostics of on-board networks - CAN-BUS, LIN etc.
e.Disturbance in communication networks.

10.On-board diagnostics. (allowance 2/2)
a.On-board diagnostics - OBD.
b.Protocols of on-board diagnostics.
c.Virtual system of on-board diagnostics.

11.Ecological and economic aspects of the diagnostics and future. (allowance 2/0)
a.Evaluation of economic efficiency of diagnostics.
b.Environmental hazards of diagnostics.

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to solve problems
-Ability to work independently
-Professional knowledge

Specific competences:
-Ability of testing of technical systems
-Basic skills of systems engineering
-Forecasting capabilities in technical disciplines
-Skill in assessing and evaluating the basic parameters of vehicle engines.
-Studen means of onboard diagnostics systems.
-The student is able to produce branched diagnostic procedures.
-The student is well versed in testing technical systems.

Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h0 h
     practice14 h0 h
     laboratory work4 h4 h
     consultation0 h8 h
     preparation for exam28 h46 h
     preparation for regular assessment22 h16 h
     preparation of presentation6 h0 h
     elaboration and execution of projects4 h0 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h38 h
Total112 h112 h
Assessment methods:
Elaboration of essay on a selected topic and its presentation.
The course is finished with oral exam. Requirements before oral exam: Active participation in at least 70% of class seminars and submission of all required homework (with passing grade). For passing oral exam student has to demonstrate at least 60% of requirement knowledes and skills. Circuits to exam are public and respect the content of syllabus.
Recommended reading:
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RQVLK, F.Diagnostika motorových vozidelBrnoFrantišek VLK2006
RQČUPERA, J. -- ŠTĚRBA, P.Automobily.BrnoAvid2007978-80-903671-9-7
RQEngine testing theory and practiceOxfordBurlington, MA2007978-0-7680-1850-9
RQPOŠTA, J.Operativní opravy strojů a zařízeníPrahaÚstav zemědělských a potravinářských informací199880-86153-79-7
RQPOŠTA, J. et al.Opravárenství a diagnostika II: pro 2. ročník UO AutomechanikPrahaInformatorium200280-86073-88-2
RQPOŠTA, J. et al.Opravárenství a diagnostika III: pro 3. ročník UO AutomechanikPrahaInformatorium200380-7333-017-2
REŠTĚRBA, P.Autoelektronika: elektronické systémy ve vozidlech, jejich propojení, diagnostika, základní nastavení, seřízení a ovlivnění jejich funkceBrnoComputer Press2010978-80-251-2414-7


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