Access Period: 4 Months
Duration: 12 Hours
Powertrain as-installed subsystems have a common fundamental function to perform in harmony, enabling the engine to power the vehicle and/or accessories. There is a need to avoid issues such as idle roughness and to realize these are system interaction issues. For example, modal alignment affects idle roughness, and improving idle roughness can affect fuel economy.
This 12-hour Ford online course discusses hardware design, function, and major interfaces of powertrain as-installed stationary subsystems. It also discusses Design Verification System (DVS) metrics/performance requirements for each subsystem and how each subsystem affects other subsystems. The course is aimed at increasing powertrain engineers' awareness of the system-level interactions and tradeoffs related to their design and release actions and their ability to make informed decisions. While certain Ford proprietary information has been removed from the course, it contains essentially the same content that engineers from Ford and select suppliers have benefitted from taking.
Is this Ford Online Course for You?
This course is geared toward quality, manufacturing, and product development engineers. It is recommended that you have an engineering degree and experience in the automotive engineering field.
Click on the "Requirements" tab to make sure you are properly equipped to interact with this course.
By participating in this online course, you will be able to:
- Describe the design, hardware, and primary functions of the accelerator controls subsystem
- Identify the types of accelerator controls
- Explain important accelerator controls hardware and attribute interfaces
- Describe the air induction subsystem design, hardware, and primary functions
- Explain important interfaces of the air-induction subsystem, including hardware and attribute interfaces
- Describe the design, hardware, and primary functions of the engine and transmission cooling subsystem
- Explain important interfaces of the engine and transmission cooling subsystem, including hardware and attribute interfaces
- Describe exhaust subsystem design, hardware and primary functions
- Explain important interfaces of the exhaust subsystem, including hardware and attribute interfaces
- Describe fuel system design, hardware, and primary functions
- Explain important fuel system hardware and attribute interfaces
- Describe the types and design of powerplant mounts
- Identify the hardware, primary functions, and attribute interfaces of the powerplant mounts subsystem
- Identify important Design Verification System (DVS) metrics and performance requirements for the accelerator controls, air induction, engine and transmission, exhaust, fuel, and powerplant mount subsystems
- Analyze design scenarios to identify the most practical resolution action
- Accelerator Controls
- Air Induction
- Engine and Transmission Cooling
- Powerplant Mounts
- four months (from date of purchase) of online access to the 12-hour presentation
- glossary of terms (pdf)
- reference guide (pdf)
About Ford Online Courses
Ford and SAE International offer convenient and portable online courses on powertrain and problem-solving topics as a way to extend Ford engineering knowledge across the global industry. These internet-delivered short courses feature graphical presentation screens with text-based instruction, a glossary, and references. Case studies, summaries, and checks for knowledge are incorporated throughout each course to reinforce learning and retention and gauge your
- Windows 7, 8 (Apple OSX and Unix/Linux are not supported but may work)
- Pentium 4 PC
- Minimum 512 MB RAM; recommended 1 GB RAM
- Internet Explorer 8-11, Mozilla Firefox 37+, Google Chrome 42+ (Safari and Opera are not supported)
- Flash® Player 13+
- Broadband-1Mbps minimum