ECE 58500/ 3 Cr.
This course will cover the fundamentals of automotive control systems that are present in today’s cars. It will also briefly review automotive control technologies of
the future cars and their impact in our society. Basic engine functions will be
illustrated (Four Stroke Cycle, Air-Fuel Ratio, Combustion, and Energy
conversion). Various aspects of engine control system such as Idle Speed Control,
Knock Control, Fuel Injection timing control, Ignition control of SI engines will be
explained. Model based engine fault diagnosis will be introduced. Fundamentals of
modeling of automatic transmission for automobiles along with automatic gear
shifting and clutch phasing control will be covered. Hybrid electric vehicle
powertrain and its control will be introduced. Vehicle dynamics modeling including
Wheel Model will be illustrated. Vehicle parameter and state estimation methods
will be briefly explained. Vehicle dynamics control such as Anti-Lock Brake
control and Yaw Stability control will also be covered. Advanced topics such as
Drive-By-Wire and Autonomous Vehicle Technology will briefly be described.
Modeling of automotive control systems in MATLAB/SIMULINK environment
will extensively be used in this course.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: ECE 38200 or ME 48200 (Control System
Analysis and Design) or equivalent, and any high-level programming languages.
NO PRE-REQ FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS