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Credit- Degree applicable
Effective Quarter: Fall 2018

I. Catalog Information


AUTO 53A
Automotive Mechanisms
4 Unit(s)
 

Advisory: EWRT 211 and READ 211 (or LART 211), or ESL 272 and 273; MATH 212 or equivalent.

Lec Hrs: 36.00
Lab Hrs: 36.00
Out of Class Hrs: 72.00
Total Student Learning Hrs: 144.00

The application of physical principles to the operation of mechanical and hydraulic systems, using an applied physics technique.


Student Learning Outcome Statements (SLO)

 

Demonstrate the ability to diagram and construct compound mechanical and pneumatic machines, calculating the mechanical advantage for the individual components as well as the complete system.


II. Course Objectives

A.Explain motion and equilibrium.
B.Classify lever systems and applications.
C.Describe the function of an incline plane.
D.Explain the various uses of pulley systems.
E.Explain the power distribution through compound gear sets.
F.Describe the differences in hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
G.Classify the individual components in compound and complex machines.

III. Essential Student Materials

 Scientific calculator (TI 30 or equivalent).

IV. Essential College Facilities

 Appropriate mechanisms laboratory.

V. Expanded Description: Content and Form

A.Explain motion and equilibrium.
1.Inertia.
2.Friction.
B.Classify lever systems and applications.
1.First, second and third class levers.
2.Calculations of gains vs. losses.
3.Identification and uses.
C.Describe the function of an incline plane.
1.Calculations of gains vs. losses.
2.Applications.
3.Use of the screw-thread.
D.Explain the various uses of pulley systems.
1.Use as a first, second, or third class lever
2.Calculations of gains vs. losses
3.Applications
E.Explain the power distribution through compound gear sets.
1.Gear trains and types.
2.Transfer of power.
3.Compounding.
4.Calculations of gains vs. losses.
5.Applications.
F.Describe the differences in hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
1.Pascal's Law.
2.Fluid pressures.
3.Pressure measuring systems and meters.
4.Static fluid systems.
5.Dynamic fluid systems.
6.Calculations of gains vs. losses.
7.Applications.
G.Classify the individual components in compound and complex machines.
1.Identification procedures.
2.Calculations of gains vs. losses.

VI. Assignments

A.Reading from Workbooks.
B.Worksheets
C.Problem-solving quizzes
D.Workbooks
E.Objective examinations that correlate to workbooks
F.A comprehensive and objective final examination
G.Class participation per department policy.

VII. Methods of Instruction

 Lecture and visual aids
Discussion of assigned reading
Discussion and problem solving performed in class
Quiz and examination review performed in class
Collaborative learning and small group exercises

VIII. Methods of Evaluating Objectives

A.Number of correctly answered questions on the quizzes and examinations
B.Completeness of assignments on workbooks and worksheets
C.Number of correctly answered questions and the final examinations

IX. Texts and Supporting References

A.Examples of Primary Texts and References
1.Mechanical Workbook provided on Course Management System
2.Fluid Power Workbook provided on Course Management System
B.Examples of Supporting Texts and References
1.None

X. Lab Topics

A.Experimentally examine First, Second, Third class levers. Calculating gains vs. losses and identify their uses.
B.Prove the function of an incline plane and the relationship to the screw thread.
C.Demonstrate the mechanical advantage of pulley systems.
D.Experimentally demonstrate the power distribution through compound gear sets
E.Utilize Fluid pressure to gain strength or distance.
F.Prove experimentally the mechanical advantage of compound and complex machines.