7.2.- AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The automotive industry is one of the main applications of current mechanical engineering. The vehicle with gasoline internal combustion engine is considered the greatest invention of the 20th century, although the first prototypes were already made at the end of the 18th century. The first prototype dates from 1769. It was a steam carriage. It was not successful but it set the precedents for the development of the gasoline engine in 1860. From this discovery, an unstoppable development began and automotive industries like Benz, Peugeot, Fiat or Ford proliferated. With the turn of the millennium, the use of other fossil fuels, such as diesel, began to be investigated.

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Nowadays, using all the available technology and means, one can get to know the behavior of all the elements that make up a vehicle in an infinite number of situations. This level of knowledge is possible thanks to the engineering behind each design, analysis, etc. Some of the most studied systems are:

  • Transmission.
  • Brakes.
  • Suspension.
  • Engine performance.
  • Electronics.
  • Emissions.
  • Safety.

The industries related to the automotive sector have to be continuously upgraded, researching and applying all the technical advances at their reach to be competitive and to satisfy the needs of today's society. The trend in this sector is the search for more sustainable and environmentally friendly sources of energy, as well as more efficient designs with higher performance, which have become a reality with the appearance of hybrid and electric vehicles and vehicles propelled by other fuels, such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or hydrogen.

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AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNITS
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DRUM BRAKE UNIT - MFT
  • MFT
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7.2.1.- BRAKES AND CLUTCHES
MFT
Drum Brake Unit
The Drum Brake Unit, "MFT", allows the study of the forces acting on a drum brake, the difference between the braking torque of the primary shoe and secondary shoe braking systems and determining the coefficient of friction between the drum and...
DISC BRAKE UNIT - MFD
  • MFD
Available
7.2.1.- BRAKES AND CLUTCHES
MFD
Disc Brake Unit
This unit "MFD" has been designed to carry out experiments to investigate the relationship between the normal force acting on the brake pads, the effective radius of the brake pads and the braking torque.The brake pads are located on bell crank...
BRAKING AND ACCELERATING FORCES UNIT - MFF
  • MFF
Available
7.2.1.- BRAKES AND CLUTCHES
MFF
Braking and Accelerating Forces Unit
With the Braking and Accelerating Forces Unit, "MFF", practices and experiments can be carried out to study the relationship between the forces involved in the braking and acceleration of a vehicle. It also allows demonstrating the relationship...
PLATE CLUTCH - MEM
  • MEM
Available
7.2.1.- BRAKES AND CLUTCHES
MEM
Plate Clutch
The Plate Clutch, "MEM", allows to demonstrate the influence of the friction surface and the applied pressure of the springs on the transmitted torque for a friction clutch. To this end, several clutch discs with different diameters and...
SIMPLE HYDRAULIC UNIT - MSH
  • MSH
Available
7.2.1.- BRAKES AND CLUTCHES
MSH
Simple Hydraulic Unit
The Simple Hydraulic Unit, "MSH", has been designed for studies related to mechanical engineering and motor vehicles. It is used to demonstrate how a liquid can be used to transmit a force.The unit can also be used to conduct experiments to study...
GEARED STUDY - MESE-T
  • MESE-T
Available
7.1.2.2.- GEARS
MESE-T
Geared Study
The Geared Study Drive Unit, "MESE", has been designed to dynamically study different gears, including a standard three shaft gear trainfor study, which can be modified with a simple setting to obtain a simple transmission.For the dynamic study...
GEARBOX - MCC
  • MCC
Available
7.2.2.- GEARS, DIFFERENTIALS AND TRANSMISSIONS
MCC
Gearbox
The Gearbox unit, "MCC", has been designed to represent the typical position of a simple gearbox with three gears ratio and reverse.Basically, the gearbox consists of several gears of different size that can be meshed as required. Those gears are...
EPICYCLIC GEAR UNIT (1 ELEMENT) - MTE1
  • MTE1
Available
7.2.2.- GEARS, DIFFERENTIALS AND TRANSMISSIONS
MTE1
Epicyclic Gear Unit (1 element)
The Epicyclic Gear Unit (1 element), "MTE1", includes a set of epicyclic gears that allows the student to study different reduction ratios (direct drive and overdrive), as well as torque conversion.A simple epicyclic gears set consists of:Sun gear...
EPICYCLIC GEAR UNIT (2 ELEMENTS) - MTE2
  • MTE2
Available
7.2.2.- GEARS, DIFFERENTIALS AND TRANSMISSIONS
MTE2
Epicyclic Gear Unit (2 elements)
The Epicyclic Gear Unit (2 elements), "MTE2", consists of two coupled epicyclic gears sets. It will allow the students to carry out experiments of different gear ratios, as well as the torque conversions.The epicyclic gears installed in the...
EPICYCLIC GEAR UNIT (3 ELEMENTS) - MTE3
  • MTE3
Available
7.2.2.- GEARS, DIFFERENTIALS AND TRANSMISSIONS
MTE3
Epicyclic Gear Unit (3 elements)
The Epicyclic Gear Unit (3 elements), "MTE3", consists of three coupled epicyclic gears sets. It will allow the students to carry out experiments of different gear ratios, as well as the torque conversions.The epicyclic gears installed in the...
BORG-WARNER AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - MBW
  • MBW
Available
7.2.2.- GEARS, DIFFERENTIALS AND TRANSMISSIONS
MBW
Borg-Warner Automatic Transmission
The main distinguishing element of automatic transmissions is its group of epicyclic gearing.The gear assembly of the "MBW" unit consists of:Two sun gears, one to transfer forward gear ratios and one reverse gear.Two sets of planet gears: long and...
DIFFERENTIAL-CROWNWHEEL AND PINION - MDC
  • MDC
Available
7.2.2.- GEARS, DIFFERENTIALS AND TRANSMISSIONS
MDC
Differential-Crownwheel and Pinion
The Differential-Crownwheel and Pinion, "MDC", designed by EDIBON, simulates a differential mechanism. The function of the differential mechanism is to enable the drive wheels rotate at different speeds, regardless of whether they are the front or...
OVERDRIVE UNIT - MEC
  • MEC
Available
7.2.2.- GEARS, DIFFERENTIALS AND TRANSMISSIONS
MEC
Overdrive Unit
The Overdrive Unit, "MEC", includes a set of epicyclical gears that represent an application of a simple epicyclic arrangement of the type used in a motor vehicle overdrive.Simple epicyclic set consists of:Sun gear that rotates together with the...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED BALANCE OF RECIPROCATING MASSES UNIT - MBMRC
  • MBMRC
Available
7.1.3.- STATICS AND DYNAMICS
MBMRC
Computer Controlled Balance of Reciprocating Masses Unit
The Computer Controlled Balance of Reciprocating Masses Unit, "MBMRC", is a bench-mounting unit that allows to investigate and examine the free masses and moments of a reciprocating engine with a single cylinder, with two cylinders or with four...
STATIC AND DYNAMIC BALANCING UNIT - MED
  • MED
Available
7.1.3.- STATICS AND DYNAMICS
MED
Static and Dynamic Balancing Unit
The Static and Dynamic Balancing Unit, "MED", developed by EDIBON is a unit to study and analyze the oscillations and vibrations and how to eliminate or diminish them.Basically, the unit is formed by a shaft mounted on bearings. The shaft is...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED EXHAUST GAS CALORIMETER - TBMC-CG
  • TBMC-CG
Available
7.2.3.- ENGINES
TBMC-CG
Computer Controlled Exhaust Gas Calorimeter
The Computer Controlled Exhaust Gas Calorimeter, "TBMC-CG", is mounted on a laminated aluminium profiles frame and panels in painted steel.The main element consists on a double-wall tank made in stainless steel. Through the tank interior the...
EXHAUST GAS ANALYZER - TBMC-AGE
  • TBMC-AGE
Available
7.2.3.- ENGINES
TBMC-AGE
Exhaust Gas Analyzer
Measurement of the volumetric concentrations according to the procedure of nondispersiva infrared absorption.Engines selection: Gasoline, Butane (GPL), Propano, 2/4 times, 1/2/3/4/5/6/8/12 cylinders.Fast WarmUp of the measure cell.Auto-Check...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED TEST BENCH FOR HYBRID ENGINE - TMHC
  • TMHC
Available
7.2.3.- ENGINES
TMHC
Computer Controlled Test Bench for Hybrid Engine
The Computer Controlled Test Bench for Hybrid Engine, "TMHC", is a teaching unit that allows to study and analyze the power source of a hybrid vehicle, consisting on a combination of an electrical motor and an internal combustion engine.These two...
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