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Automotive 15 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP15M-16
PACKAGE PDH: 15
PACKAGE PRICE: $216
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Courses in this Package
COURSE TITLE: Passenger Car Drive Axle Technology
COURSE NO: M03-024
COURSE PROVIDER: Robert Tata, P.E.
Passenger Car Drive Axle Technology
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course studies one of the least known assemblies of a passenger car, the "drive axle", probably because of its near flawless performance over the many years of existence. Drive axles are mounted on the rear wheel centerline of front engine vehicles and on the front wheel centerline of front engine, four-wheel drive vehicles where they deliver engine power that provides vehicle mobility.

 

This course starts out with a description of drive axles and traces the flow of power from the vehicle engine to the drive wheels. Included in this line of events is the "differential". The differential is an ingenious device that was invented in 1885 and hasn't had any major changes since. The differential allows power to be sent to both drive wheels regardless of their rotational speed making rounding a corner a much smoother event than if there were no differential. The various types of drive axles and their internal components are examined along with an equation and graph that give an approximate size of the main right angle bevel drive gear and bevel differential gears that are inside a drive axle for a given application.

 

This 3 PDH  online course is intended for mechanical engineers, automotive engineers, power train engineers, design engineers and any other discipline dealing with mechanical power transmission.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding how rear and front drive axles are mounted and function
  • Learning how power flows through drive axles
  • Understanding the function of the various components in a drive axle
  • Understanding the function of the all-important "differential" in the drive axle
  • Knowing the reason why the various types of gears are used in drive axles
  • Understanding how  "rigid" and "independent" suspension systems operate
  • Understanding the difference between "floating" and "semi-floating" axles
  • Knowing the difference between "swing" and "parallel" type drive axles
  • Understanding the three different types of axle housings that are used
  • Knowing what a "transaxle" is and where it is used
  • Learning how to use an equation and tables to predict drive axle gear size
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Passenger Car Drive Axle Technology".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Passenger Car Drive Axle Technology (2.97 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals
COURSE NO: M03-018
COURSE PROVIDER: Robert Tata, P.E.
Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course takes out some of the complication by breaking it down into its various elements and dealing with them separately. It describes gear trains, planetary gear sets, differential gears, and gearboxes and their use in the industrial and automotive fields. Next, couplings and clutches are discussed with reference to their use in automotive torque converters. Finally, a short description of belts and chains is given including when they should be used in lieu of gears.

 

Mechanical Power Transmission (MPT) is a very dynamic field of endeavor. It may be the chain on a bicycle, the gearbox on a wind turbine, or the drive train of an automobile. The chain on a bicycle transfers human energy into the kinetic energy a moving bicycle has; the gearbox on a wind turbine transfers wind energy into electrical energy; and the drive train of an automobile transfers chemical energy (gasoline powered vehicles) also into kinetic energy. The field is not without its challenges. Designers are finding that the gearbox on wind turbines is more of a problem than anticipated because of premature failure. New government regulations over fuel economy, exhaust emissions, and vehicle safety are pushing the state of the art of automobile design even higher. New ideas and concepts are continually being investigated.

This 3 PDH online course is intended for mechanical engineers, automotive engineers, design engineers, and any other professional interested in gaining a better understanding in mechanical power transmission.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about gear trains and gearboxes
  • Understanding the operation and function of differential gears
  • Understanding the power paths through synchromesh transmissions
  • Understanding the operation and function of torque converters
  • Knowing when to use belts and pulleys in lieu of gears
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals (804 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Internal Combustion Engine
COURSE NO: M02-052
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Internal Combustion Engine
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents some of the operational principles and basic mechanisms of the internal combustion engine.

 

The automobile is a familiar object to all of us. The engine that moves it is one of the most fascinating and talked about of all the complex machines we use today. This machine is what we call the internal combustion engine.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, designers, manufacturers and anyone interested to gain an understanding of the basics of an internal combustion engine.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Knowing the principles of a combustion engine
  • Understanding the process of an engine cycle
  • Familiarizing with the classifications of engines
  • Learning about the construction of an engine
  • Familiarizing with the auxiliary assemblies of an engine
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 12, "Internal Combustion Engine" of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center "Basic Machines" NAVEDTRA 14037 - training course.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Internal Combustion Engine (2.6 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this NAVEDTRA publication.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Automotive Suspension Systems
COURSE NO: M02-038
COURSE PROVIDER: Robert Tata, P.E.
Automotive Suspension Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course examines the design, function, and capabilities of five of the most used, most important vehicle suspensions in today's automotive vehicles. It starts with an explanation of the three main components of suspensions systems: "links, springs, and shock absorbers" and follows with a dictionary of suspension terms which are very unique to the industry.

 

The first suspension system, the "beam axle", used initially on horse-drawn buggies, then used on the Model T Ford, and now used on today's trucks, is reviewed with an ample number of supportive drawings and sketches. It is followed by an explanation of the "Dual-Beam" suspension and its relation to the single beam axle design previously discussed.

 

The remainder of the course covers the ingenious "double wishbone" suspension and its two derivatives, the "short/long arm" suspension and the "Macpherson strut" suspension.  These three suspensions are highly used in today's automotive industry and have very unique design capabilities which are carefully described in the text with supportive sketches.

 

This 2 PDH online online course is intended for mechanical engineers, automotive engineers, power train engineers, design engineers and any other discipline dealing with automotive technology.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of the function of the suspension system in automotive vehicles
  • Learning about the three main components of a suspension system and their individual use
  • Understanding the meaning of the unique terms used in today's suspension system vocabulary
  • Learning about the five main types of suspensions systems used in today's vehicles
  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of the five main suspension systems used in today's vehicles
  • Familiarizing with the comparative features of the five suspensions explained in this course
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Automotive Suspension Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Automotive Suspension Systems (621 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Automotive Bearing Applications
COURSE NO: M02-035
COURSE PROVIDER: Robert Tata, P.E.
Automotive Bearing Applications
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course is intended for mechanical, automotive, civil, machine design engineers and any other professional interested in automotive design and development.

 

This course deals with some of the more important applications of anti-friction bearings in automotive vehicles. It explains in simple terms how the various ratios of a planetary gearset are used in automotive automatic transmissions and how to calculate the forces on their bearings. It describes the "differential unit" in automotive drive axle systems and how to calculate the bearing loads on the all-important spiral bevel gearset.

 

This 2 PDH online course also includes an engineering discussion and design study of wheel bearings and associated mounting equipment. An expert analysis is presented on the new "integral spindle wheel bearing unit" that is used on front drive vehicles. Additional information includes the design of the new integral bearing engine coolant pump and also how low cost "drawn cup" bearings have replaced standard design roller bearings in rear drive, rear wheel applications.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning how to calculate the operation life of anti-friction bearings
  • Learning how to calculate the design loads on automotive front wheel bearings
  • Learning how to calculate the design loads on automotive rear wheel bearings
  • Understanding the design of "drawn cup" bearings and how they have  replaced standard  cylindrical roller bearings in rear drive-axle applications
  • Understanding the design of "integral spindle wheel bearings" and how they have replaced conventional wheel bearing applications in front drive vehicles
  • Understanding the differences in safety features between integral spindle wheel bearing units and tapered roller bearings
  • Learning about integral shaft waterpump bearings and the new stamped metal waterpumps
  • Learning how to calculate the forces on drive axle differential spiral bevel gearset bearings
  • Learning how to calculate the forces on automatic transmission planetary gearset bearings
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Automotive Bearing Applications".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Automotive Bearing Applications (1.25 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Air Spring Applications: Vehicle Suspension
COURSE NO: M03-030
COURSE PROVIDER: Glenn Thomas, P.E.
Air Spring Applications: Vehicle Suspension
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course explains the application advantages of air springs versus steel spring suspensions. It provides guidance on the types of air springs used, and basic principles for sizing and specifying air springs for vehicle suspensions. It also includes explanations of how to use product data sheets, application considerations and provides sample calculations.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and automotive engineers, as well as design personnel involved with the design, installation, operation and maintenance of suspensions using air springs.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the advantages of air spring suspensions vs. steel springs
  • Learning about the types of air springs most commonly used in vehicle suspensions
  • Using the product data sheets when specifying air springs for new applications
  • Knowing how to obtain the maximum performance and life from air springs
  • Understanding the basic principles and derivation of formulas
  • Familiarizing with sample calculations for air springs and suspensions
  • Understanding warranty considerations like common failures not covered by warranty
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Firestone Industrial Products Company Publication ADG193, "Airide Design Guide Suspension Applications" available at http://www.firestoneip.com/site-resources/fsip/literature/pdf/AirideDG.pdf.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Air Spring Applications: Vehicle Suspension (8.28 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the Publication ADG193, "Airide Design Guide Suspension Applications".
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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