Design For Automotive And Aviation Systems Essay

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TECHNOLOGIES
As a part of the coursework this semester, we have been exposed to experts in various aspects of vehicle technologies and markets, including automotive and aviation. Technology applications in each of these industries have included drones, controls, power trains, fuel sources, material, etc.
In this report we will discuss the similarities and differences with regard to design for Automotive and Aviation systems in some of the technology areas of concern.

FUELS AND ENGINES
Automotive
The cars of the street are powered by gasoline, or as some may know it petroleum. Some heavier vehicles run on diesel and its domestic variants. The following are some of the properties of these dominating fuels.
1) Petrol/Gasoline: This is primarily a clear fuel that is derived from petroleum that is used primarily as a fuel in internal combustion engines. It consists mostly of organic compounds obtained by the fractional distillation of petroleum, enhanced with a variety of additives.
2) Diesel: This is liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel. There are majorly 3 types of diesels crude/petroleum derived, synthetic, and biomass derived diesel. All three forms however hold the similar properties.
3) Ethanol E85 Flexible Fuel: Flexible Fuel Vehicles are designed to run on Gasoline and Ethanol Blended Gasoline. The volume of Ethanol can be upto 85% by volume
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