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Shrihan Nagarajan

Dougherty Valley High SchoolClass of 2024San Ramon, California


Hi! My name is Shrihan, currently a Junior at Dougherty Valley High School. My main interest is cars and my intended career path is in the automotive engineering field. This is why I chose to create and my publish my research website, Learn your Car, hope you visit it and enjoy the experience! [learnyourcar.wordpress.com](https://learnyourcar.wordpress.com)


  • "Learn Your Car ~ Automotive Engineering Website" with mentor Doug (Sept. 19, 2022)

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Learn Your Car ~ Automotive Engineering Website

Started Apr. 1, 2022

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Engineering systems in modern cars have become so complex that collecting and understanding information about them is exceedingly difficult. The information is often spread between many sources, so a single Google search is not enough to gain a true understanding of modern automobiles. This information is also often too specific or too general to gain a true understanding of how the systems work.

In this website, you can gain an understanding of the operation and interaction of the chassis, body structural elements, and powertrain in a modern car. The intent of this website is not to provide certain information about specific automobiles, but rather more widespread information. A visitor of this website, for example, will not be able to learn how the engine crankshaft on their Honda Civic works, but rather how a crankshaft works across all modern cars. This website will also provide a framework/template for future students to consolidate complex topics into digestible, concise forms. They will then have a basis for being better explainers of complex topics. In the powertrain section of this website, for instance, there are various different powertrain layouts like hybrids and gas powertrains available. But their systems that operate the powertrain, like the engine and transmission are all commonly linked to one-another; share similar characteristics. This website highlights the essential information that a reader needs to know, to gain understanding on how these systems operate across all types of powertrains, as well as how they are adapted to each specific type of powertrain. The same approach applies to the Bodywork Elements, as well as the Chassis section of this website as well.

Since information about engineering systems in automobiles is scattered everywhere, this website will eliminate search time by providing consise information in one convenient location. Regardless of the background knowledge on cars, the reader using this website can very easily understand all the different layouts of a modern car, how the systems in those different layouts operate, as well as the similarities and differences among them. They can also use this website to understand how their own car works, explain what they learned to their friend, or even decide on their next car to buy based on the different types of powertrains and technological systems available.