Course syllabus DMV - Motor Vehicles Diagnostics (FA - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: DMV
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: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Jiří Čupera, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: Motor Vehicles or Machine Maintenance and Repair or Bachelor State Examination
Aims of the course:
The course is focused on acquiring knowledge of theories and methods of application of technical diagnostics of motor vehicles and their respective assemblies, description of the diagnostic devices and diagnostic trends in motor vehicles. These skills are necessary for optimal decision-making about the need and extent of repairs to ensure the efficiency and environmental performance of their operation and management service and repair operations.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to automotive diagnostics (allowance 1/0)
a.Diagnostics in various areas of human activity.

2.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.

3.Diagnosis of gasoline engines, pollution measurement. (allowance 2/4)
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.

4.Diagnostics and adjustment of ignition systems and other electrical equipment. (allowance 2/3)
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.

5.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.

6.Diagnostics and measurement of diesel engine emissions. (allowance 2/4)
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.

7.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.

8.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.

9.Diagnostics of chassis and vehicle brakes. (allowance 2/2)
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.

10.Vibrodiagnostics (allowance 1/1)
a.Signal analysis - the use of DFT and FFT.
b.Vibration - its analysis.
c.Acoustic signals.

11.Diagnostics of electronic systems used in vehicles. (allowance 2/2)
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.

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

13.Ecological and economic aspects of the diagnostics and future. (allowance 1/0)
a.Evaluation of economic efficiency of diagnostics.
b.Environmental hazards of diagnostics.

14.Innovation in diagnostics (allowance 1/0)
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.
-Student can create diagnostic procedures for vehicle systems.
-Student obtains skills in measurement and evaluation of basic parameters of vehicle systems.
-Students can work with diagnostic devices and equipment.

Type of course unit: required
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 attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice4 h
     laboratory work20 h
     professional educational excursion4 h
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation for regular assessment28 h
     preparation for regular testing16 h
     report from excursion, tour, practical placement18 h
     elaboration and execution of projects24 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
Credit is given for participation in seminars (80%) and writing semester project on a selected topic. The exam is in written and oral form. Students must answer 30 questions, and to meet the need is necessary to obtain at least 17 points out of 30 possible. After written test follows an oral examination.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQVLK, F.Zkoušení a diagnostika motorových vozidel: výkon vozidla, brzdné vlastnosti, převodová ústrojí, řízení, geometrie kol, tlumiče a pružiny, řiditelnost a ovladatelnost, životní zkoušky, motor, zapalování, elektronické systémyBrnoFrantišek Vlk200580-239-3717-0
RQRIBBENS, W.Understanding Automotive ElectronicsElsevier Science (USA)20030-7506-7599-3
RQDIETSCHE, K. -- REIF, K.Automotive handbook : Bosch - invented for lifeChichesterJohn Wiley2011978-1-119-97556-4
REŠTĚRBA, P. -- ČUPERA, J.AutoelektronikaBrnoComputer Press, a.s.2010978-80-251-2414-7
REČUPERA, J. -- ŠTĚRBA, P.Automobily - Diagnostika motorových vozidel IBrnoAvid, s.r.o., Brno2007978-80-903671-9-7
REPejša, L. a kol., Technická diagnostika, Praha: Skriptum ČZU, 1995 ISBN 80-213-0249-6


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