Dynamics of Vehicles
FSI-QDYAcad. year: 2017/2018
The course will acquaint with the basic theoretical findings, oriented to vehicle dynamic. The core of the subject is to understand relations between applied forces and vehicle motion. On the basis of this knowledge will be possible to get understanding of the function of vehicle systems, and to create relations between vehicle design and dynamic characteristics. The course gets theoretical background for consequential courses in specialization motor vehicles.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The students will get theoretical and terminological knowledge in the area of vehicle dynamics. The principles are directly applicable in consequential courses of motor vehicles specialization.
Basic knowledge of numerical mathematics and technical mechanics, kinematics, dynamics.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
GILLESPIE, T.D. Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, Society of Automotive Engineers, Warrendale, PA, 1992. ISBN 1-56091-199-9. (EN)
WONG, J. Theory of ground vehicles. 4th ed. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2008, 560 p. ISBN 04-701-7038-7. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Requirements for Course-unit credit award: The orientation within problems discussed and the ability of solving them, examined by working-out assigned tasks without significant mistakes. Continuous study checking is carried out together with given tasks verification. Examination: The exam verifies and evaluates the knowledge of physical fundamentals of presented problems, theirs mathematical description on a presented level and application to solved tasks. The exam consists of a written part (test) and an oral part. Final evaluation consists of: 1. Evaluation of the work on seminars (elaborated tasks). 2. Result of the writing part of the exam (test). 3. Result of the oral part of the exam.
Language of instruction
The aim is to get theoretical findings, which enable to the students to analyze vehicle dynamics behavior and to understand the function of mechanical and electronical vehicle systems.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at seminars is obligatory, checked by a teacher. The way of compensation of absence is solved individually with a course provider.
Type of course unit
39 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics
2. Acceleration Performance
3. Braking Performance
4. Road loads
5. Ride I
6. Ride II
7. Steady State Cornering
8. Unsteady State Handling
10. Steering System
13. Mathematical Vehicle Models
14. Mathematical Tire Models
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics– Example Problems
2. Acceleration Performance – Example Problems
3. Braking Performance – Example Problems
4. Road loads – Example Problems
5. Ride I – Example Problems
6. Ride II – Example Problems
7. Steady state Cornering – Example Problems
8. Unsteady State Handling – Example Problems
9. Suspension – Example Problems
10. Steering System – Example Problems
11. Rollover – Example Problems
12. Tires – Example Problems
13. Mathematical Vehicle Models – Example Problems
14. Mathematical Tire Models – Example Problems