This module provides the student with an overview of practical transport technologies application. The module encourages an interest in the construction, operation and function of a range of various technologies use in transport systems which impact on the effectiveness of the supply chain.
Construction, function and operation of automotive, aviation, marine locomotive technologies.
Vehicle layout – engine position and drive arrangements - types of chassis layout for, cars, vans, heavy commercial vehicles, buses and coaches. Construction of the chassis frame and body frame.
Occupant protection and restraint – safety under impact – crumple zones – supplementary restraint systems (SRS) – seat belts – air bags. Commercial vehicle cargo restraint systems.
Road and rail vehicle maintenance, Digital Tachographs, Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing
Aircraft structures and engines: Evolution of aircraft structures and engines, types of aircraft structure, fuselage, wing structures, nacelles, empennage, flight control surfaces, undercarriages, airframe loads, aircraft materials.
Aircraft maintenance, EASA Part 145, MROs
The application of transport technologies at key nodal points
This module incorporates both theoretical and practical elements. Theoretical principles will be conveyed via formal lectures, supplemented by structured classroom discussions and appropriate videos. Site visits will be a major element, demonstrations and hands on workshop/ exercises will reinforce theoretical principles.
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