Calibration Foundation Program

Foundation program Course Overview
Calibration means optimization of performance of system to work in the desired way. For the optimization of any system, understanding of the system behaviour in various conditions is needed so that the best performance can be achieved at all the various conditions. Engine calibration means optimization of engine performance in various conditions.

This course lets the students learn the basic concepts of each subsystem of engine in terms of achieving best performance and the various conditions that the engine is supposed to work. This course provides the insights on how power is generated and transferred various subsystems of vehicle.

This course familiarizes students with the need of architecture differences in Diesel & gasoline engines, the critical input parameters to optimize each of the Diesel & Gasoline engine and the major trade-offs during optimization of Diesel & Gasoline engines.

This course provides the details of combustion, how various parameters affects it and the targets of optimization in various subsystems at various conditions.

In addition to this, they are familiarized with the engine dynos & chassis dynos, emissions formation principles and calibration work processes in a modern automotive company.

This course empowers the students with knowledge to understand any system relating to the concepts provided here. This course also empowers them with new ideas.

The advanced part of the course deals with concepts such as Design of Experiments, data analytics for calibration optimization, and use of tools such as calG to perform more model based calibration work on the PC.

Foundation Program Course Outcomes
At the end of this Program, the students:

  • Become familiar with the Engine Layout and Configuration for Gasoline & Diesel engines
  • Gain familiarization on various calibration parameters for Gasoline & Diesel engines & their impact on performance.
  • Understand the effect of various operating conditions to the engine performance
  • Gain familiarization on engine calibration methodologies for knock control, CO control, HC control, NOx control & PM control
  • Understand the combustion & emissions in Spark Ignition and Compression Ignition engines
  • Understand the power distribution to various components
  • learn the importance of each component, sensor and actuator of Fuel system & Air system
  • are given a brief overview of emission norms and the various engine technologies of spark ignited and compression ignited engines
  • recognize the thermodynamics involved in air system and fuel system
  • Empower with the concept of understanding any air and fuel system layouts of modern engines
  • Empower with the new ideas

Pre-Requisites

Automobile Basics
Mech Engineering basics

Course Language English

Foundation Course

Duration 3 days
Instructors 10+ years in Automotive controls
Lab needed? Preferred but not needed
Location University

Comprehensive Program

Duration See below
Customizable? Yes
Lab needed? Preferred but not needed
Location University

Cost

Industry  20,000/day/student
Faculty    20,000/day/student
Students  10,000/day/student
Participants    4+

All Calibration Courses

MEA01 Diesel Engine Basic concepts
Location: Onsite delivery or Gannet Academy

Duration: 1 day

Knowledge on Diesel engine fuel system and air system components in their layout is crucial for the designing or optimizing or validating the performance of each component. This course helps in understanding the thought process of the actual requirement and link to each part of the layout. This course will bring the concepts to the very basic level and understand the fuel system & air system and their objectives in delivering the performance to the engine. This course doesn’t need any prior knowledge. This course clears all the fundamental questions.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the needs of engine from fuel system
  • Create the layout of fuel system to satisfy the needs of any engine
  • Identify the needs of engine from intake air system
  • Create the layout of intake air system to satisfy the needs of any engine
  • Recognize the thermodynamics involved in intake air system and fuel system

Who Should Attend
Engineers working on the engine design, engine modelling, engine optimization and engine validation will find this course valuable.

Topical Outline

  • Diesel Fuel combustion requirements
  • Fuel system objectives
  • Air system objectives
  • How fuel system achieves its objectives
  • How air system achieves its objectives
  • Concept of complete combustion and incomplete combustion
  • Simple fuel system layout
  • Simple air system layout
MEA02 Emission regulations
Course code: A02

Location: Onsite delivery or Gannet Academy

Duration: 2 days

Knowledge on Automotive emission pollutants and the efforts taken to reduce the emissions is crucial for the necessary actions to develop new technologies and product development timelines. The classification of various vehicles is necessary to implement emission norms according to their category. This course helps the attendees to understand the categorization of vehicles and the emission norms for that category of vehicle. Different scenarios of automobiles working make deterioration factors implementation and OBD norms implementation. This course helps in providing the basic concepts which clears all the fundamental questions.

 

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Global overview of emissions for different fuels
  • Classify the different vehicles and identify the emission norms of those vehicles
  • Understand the importance of deterioration factors
  • Understand the requirement of OBD norms

Who Should Attend
Engineering management, Engineers charged with Emission technologies, OBD Engineers, Senior management desiring to know the challenges in coming years

 

Topical Outline

Day 1:

  • History of engines
  • Need of Emission norms worldwide
  • Classification of vehicles
  • Implementation of Emission norms worldwide
  • Emission Tests for Diesel

Day 2:

  • Emission tests for Gasoline
  • Deterioration factors
  • Reference Fuel
  • OBD Norms
MEA03 Engine Testing and Vehicle testing
Location: Onsite delivery or Gannet Academy

Duration: 1 day

Knowledge on testing facilities and various subsystems involved is crucial for understanding the requirements of each subsystem and for troubleshooting the problems. As these facilities are very costly, trial and error of experiments is very risky and costly process. Optimum usage of these facilities is the priority of any project. This course gives you basic concepts on all the subsystems and the various tests involved at these test facilities.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Engine test cell
  • Identify the subsystems of Engine test cell
  • Understand the communications between Engine test cell subsystems
  • Understand the different type of tests involved in Engine test cell
  • Understand the Chassis dynamometer
  • Identify the subsystems of Chassis dynamometer
  • Understand the communications between chassis dynamometer subsystems
  • Understand the different type of tests involved in Chassis dynamometer

Who Should Attend
Engineering management, Engineers charged with Emission technologies, OBD Engineers, Senior management desiring to know the challenges in coming years

 

Topical Outline

  • Engine Testing
    • Engine Test cell basics
    • Engine Test cell subsystems
  • Vehicle Testing
    • Chassis dynamometer basics
    • Chassis dynamometer subsystems
    • Different methods of testing
MEA04 Vehicular Emissions and their measurement & reduction technologies
Location: Onsite delivery or Gannet Academy

Duration: 2 days

Knowledge on Automotive emission pollutants and their effects to health and environment is an urgent need for engineers as well as general public. Engineers working in this field should take the responsibility to effectively contribute to reduce the emission pollutants from automobiles. This course helps in providing the basic insights on how these pollutants form, how can we reduce the formation of these pollutants and also how to reduce these after formation. This course helps in understanding the various engine and vehicle layouts and the control strategies used to reduce the emissions from the vehicle. This course doesn’t need any prior knowledge. This course clears all the fundamental questions.

 

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the reasons of CO formation and how to measure CO in exhaust and the appropriate technologies to reduce CO.
  • Understand the reasons of HC formation and how to measure HC in exhaust and the appropriate technologies to reduce HC.
  • Understand the reasons of PM formation and how to measure PM in exhaust and the appropriate technologies to reduce PM.
  • Understand the reasons of NOx formation and how to measure NOx in exhaust and the appropriate technologies to reduce NOx.

 

Who Should Attend
Engineering Management, Engineers charged with Calibration and Validation, OBD Engineers, Senior Management from Powertrain, Engine and Vehicles departments.

 

Topical Outline

Day 1:

  • Principles of CO formation
  • Principles of CO measurement
  • Technologies for CO reduction
  • Principles of HC formation
  • Principles of HC measurement
  • Technologies for HC reduction

Day 2:

  • Principles of PM formation
  • Principles of PM measurement
  • Technologies for PM reduction
  • Principles of NOx formation
  • Principles of NOx measurement
  • Technologies for NOx reduction

 

MEA05 Engine Hardware selection
Location: Onsite delivery or Gannet Academy

Duration: 3 days

Knowledge on Diesel engine fuel system and air system components in their layout is crucial for the designing or optimizing or validating the performance of each component. This course helps in understanding the thought process of the actual requirement and link to each part of the layout and also how to test the each component of the layout. Knowledge on mapping of each component is needed for engineers working on engine design, engine optimization, engine modelling and engine validation using CFD and CAE. This course will bring the concepts to the very basic level and understand the fuel system & air system and their objectives in delivering the performance to the engine. This course doesn’t need any prior knowledge. This course clears all the fundamental questions.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the needs of engine from fuel system
  • Create the layout of fuel system to satisfy the needs of any engine
  • Identify the needs of engine from intake air system
  • Create the layout of intake air system to satisfy the needs of any engine
  • Recognize the thermodynamics involved in intake air system and fuel system
  • Understand the mapping of fuel system components to the engine
  • Understand the mapping of air system components to the engine
  • Understand the various tests involved in Fuel and Air system

Who Should Attend
Engineering Management, Engineers charged with Modeling, Design, Calibration and Validation, OBD Engineers, Senior Management from Powertrain, Engine and Vehicles departments.

Topical Outline

Day 1:

  • Fuel system requirements for the engine
  • Fuel system mapping to the engine
    • Fuel injector nozzle selection
    • Maximum fuel pressure selection
    • Fuel pump selection
    • High pressure system selection
    • Low pressure system selection
    • Sensors and actuators needed
    • Fuel control strategies

Day 2:

  • Air system requirements for the engine
  • Air system mapping to the engine
    • Turbocharger selection
    • Intercooler selection
    • Sensors requirement
    • Actuators requirement
    • EGR requirement
    • Intake throttle requirement
    • Air control strategies

Day 3:

  • Tests involved in fuel system
  • Tests involved in air system
  • Tests for emission control system

 

MEA06 Automotive Development Cycles
Location: Onsite delivery or Gannet Academy

Duration: 5 days

Automotive development cycles course cover the 3 development cycles – Engine development cycle, Engine calibration cycle and algorithm development cycle. These cycles are very important to understand the broad view of automotive product development and the importance of each activity. This course doesn’t need any prior knowledge. This course clears all the fundamental questions.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the broad view of automotive product development
  • Identify the area of your interest and also able to link the effect of each stage.
  • Understand the engine development cycle and learn the different stages & tools used
  • Understand the engine calibration cycle and learn the different stages & tools used
  • Understand the algorithm development cycle and learn the different stages & tools used

 

Who Should Attend
Engineering Management, Engineers working in automotive industry, OBD Engineers, Senior Management desiring to know the challenges in coming years.

 

Topical Outline

 

Day 1:

  • Engine Development Cycle
    • Requirement Engineering,
    • Design stage
    • Implementation
    • Testing & Implementation stage

Day 2:

  • Engine calibration cycle
    • Stages of Engine calibration
    • Tests involved during Calibration cycle

 

Day 3:

  • Engine calibration cycle
    • Tests involved during Calibration cycle
    • Importance of Data analysis

Day 4:

  • Engine calibration cycle
    • Importance of Data analysis
    • How to increase robustness while reducing product development time

Day 5:

  • Algorithm development cycle
    • Algorithm development stages
    • Exercise for preparing one algorithm
MEA07 Development time reduction concepts
Location: Onsite delivery or Gannet Academy

Duration: 3 days

Development time is crucial for any product. The usage of high cost facilities imposes a necessity to optimize the utilization of the high cost facilities. In automotive development, usages of engine test cell and chassis dynamometer are highly important and involve high cost. This course provides the basic concepts on engine test cell and chassis dynamometer and the methods to reduce the number of test cases which optimizes the test cell utilization time without compromising on robustness of the product. This course doesn’t need any prior knowledge. This course clears all the fundamental questions.

 

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of good data analysis in Engine testing and vehicle testing
  • Understand the basics of Engine test cell and chassis dynamometer
  • Understand the importance of reducing the number of test cases at engine test cell and chassis dynamometer
  • Understand the Design of experiments
  • Apply DOE for reducing the test cases at engine test cell and chassis dynamometer

 

Who Should Attend
Engineering Management, Engineers charged with working on various input parameters optimization.

 

Topical Outline

 

Day 1:

  • Importance of Engine testing and Vehicle testing
  • Engine test cell basics
  • Chassis dynamometer basics
  • What is Design of Experiments?
  • How Design of experiments is used to optimize better and faster

Day 2:

  • What is the parameter in DOE
  • Constraints in DOE
  • Outputs in DOE
  • Applying DOE to a problem
  • How to apply for various parameters and constraints?

Day 3:

  • Exercises for DOE
MEA08 Automotive Sensors & Actuators
Location: Onsite delivery or Gannet Academy

Duration: 2 days

Knowledge on the usage of types of sensors and actuators is crucial for optimizing the performance of engine and also for software development. This course helps in understanding the thought process of the actual requirement and link to each sensor and actuator of the layout. This course will bring the concepts to the very basic level and understand measuring principles of all sensors and actuators. This course doesn’t need any prior knowledge. This course clears all the fundamental questions.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the measuring principles of each sensor
  • Understand the measuring principles of each type of actuator

Who Should Attend
Engineers, managers requiring basic knowhow, anyone requiring a basic grounding on automotive sensors & actuators.

Topical Outline

Day 1:

  • Automotive Sensors:
    • Mass air flow sensor
    • Engine speed sensor
    • Vehicle speed sensor
    • Cam phase sensor, Pressure sensor
    • Temperature sensor
    • Lambda sensor
    • Knock sensor
    • NOx sensor

Day 2:

  • Automotive Sensors:
    • DeltaP sensor
    • soot sensor
    • Accelerator pedal sensor
    • Brake switch
    • Clutch switch
  • Automotive Actuators:
    • Pneumatic actuators
    • Hydraulic actuator
    • Electronic actuators.
MEA09 Alternate Fuels
Awareness on the problems persisting with the present fuels – Diesel & Gasoline is very crucial to understand the viable alternate fuels and the way ahead for various fuels. This course helps in understanding the thought process of the each alternate fuel and link to each part of that alternate fuel system layout. This course will bring the concepts to the very basic level and understand the energy generating & providing principles to the engine. This course doesn’t need any prior knowledge. This course clears all the fundamental questions.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Problems facing with Diesel and Gasoline as fuels
  • Understand the various alternate viable fuels
  • Recognize the vehicle layout changes w.r.to each alternate fuel
  • Understand the technology adaptation for various alternate fuels

Who Should Attend
Engineering Management, Engineers charged with Emissions technologies, OBD Engineers, Senior Management desiring to know the challenges in coming years.

Topical Outline

Day 1:

  • Problems with Diesel and Gasoline as fuels
  • What is needed from alternate fuels?
  • How to bridge the gap between present fuels and future fuels?
  • Alternate fuels
    • Electric vehicle

Day 2:

  • Alternate fuels
    • Hybrid vehicle
    • LPG/CNG vehicle

Day 3:

  • Alternate fuels
    • Dual Fuel vehicle
    • Biofuel vehicle
  • Summary

 

MEA10 Cost reduction strategies for automotive sensors
Location: Onsite delivery or Gannet Academy

Duration: 2 days

Cost and effectiveness are the overall driving factors for the automobile development. The software models are replacing physical sensors to add value to the product. Knowledge of these cost reduction strategies for automotive sensors helps in identifying the requirement for replacement of sensor or its back up. This course gives an idea of some sensors which can be easily replaced. This course doesn’t need any prior knowledge. This course clears all the fundamental questions.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the capability of software models to replace the physical sensors or to use as backup values in case of sensor value is doubtful.
  • Understand the possible sensors for replacement with software models
  • Identify the Common sensors that can be replaced or backed up.
  • Learn the Optimization procedure of each estimator.

 

Who Should Attend
Engineering Management, Engineers charged with Engine optimization process, OBD Engineers, Senior Management desiring to know the challenges in coming years.

 

Topical Outline

Day 1:

  • Need of reduction of cost by replacing sensors
  • Need of backup of sensors for OBD
  • Fresh mass air flow estimator

Day 2:

  • Exhaust temperature estimator
  • Engine out NOx sensor estimator
  • Engine out Soot estimator

3-day Foundation Course

S.No Course content
1 Engine overview for calibration
Emissions
Power distribution
Basic terms related to engine calibration
2 Engine architecture
Gasoline engine architecture
Diesel engine architecture
Calibration trade offs
3   Fuel system requirements
  Fuel system layout
4   Air system requirements
  Air system layout
5  Engine Test cell basics
 Engine test cell subsystems
6 Fuel system calibration concepts
Impact on engine performance
Impact on emissions
Safety measures
7 Air system calibration concepts
Impact on engine performance
Impact on emissions
Safety measures
8 Knock calibration concepts
Impact on engine performance
Impact on emissions
Safety measures
9  Chassis dynamometer basics
 Chassis dynamometer subsystems
 Different methods of testing
10 Ambient conditions effect on engine performance
Altitude conditions
Hot climate conditions
cold climate conditions
11 Transient conditions & Drivability
Impact on engine performance
Impact on emissions
Safety measures
12 Regulations and Standards overview

Gannet Accelerated Calibration Platform

calG

Modern automotive products are incredibly complex, with the complexity only set to grow as regulations get stricter and features increase. Physical infrastructure cannot increase proportionally to the rapid pace of innovation. Therefore Gannet has created an innovative calibration product that engineers use to move calibration work from the vehicle/dyno to the PC. We use this product to help engineers perform calibration tasks with plant models on the PC!

We offer steep discounts for teaching and research purposes. Students taking Gannet Academy courses get calG access for free during the course!

Application Engineering for innovative products

The Raptor DEV product line that Gannet uses for delivering course instruction supports a vast lineup of production capable hardware. These ECUs and displays have been used for hundreds of production applications around the world from cars to Construction equipment to one-off EV demonstrators.

Ganneters also have our own line of Application software which we supply to customers as “open models” that they can modify. Therefore, students who learn with our lineup of Raptor products and from Ganneters are learning the same skills that are being used by the global automotive industry to create innovative new products!

Facilities required

Classroom Training.

Engine Dyno walk through requires access to engine testcell facilities.

Emissions measurement facilities

Can we help set up your Engine Dyno?

Gannet engineers are calibrators with vast experience working with best-in-class facilities. We can support you either with Dyno rental or creating your own testbed to international standards.

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