Course detail

Concept Development of a Car

FSI-QA0Acad. year: 2020/2021

Mastering the process logic and continuity in the development of a new vehicle from the first task to define the prototype. Simultaneous consideration of manufacturability, material concept, technical requirements, standards and functionality.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will acquire ability to design a new vehicle concept according to the assignment, understanding the context and the collision between the individual requirements for the new vehicle. Ability to design partial design nodes of the concept with regard to production technology, aerodynamics, design and structural properties.


Machine Design Fundamentals, Strength of Materials


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

MORELLO, L., ROSTI ROSSINI, L., PIA, G., TONOLI, A. The Automotive Body. Springer Verlag, 2011. ISBN 978-94007-0512-8. (EN)
VLK, F. Stavba motorových vozidel. ISBN 80-238-8757-2, Nakladatelství VLK, Brno 2003. (CS)
VLK, F. Karosérie motorových vozidel. ISBN 80-238-5277-9, Nakladatelství VLK, Brno 2000. (CS)
DAVIES, G. Materials for Automobile Bodies. ISBN 0-7506-5692-1, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003 (EN)
REIMPELL, Jornsen. The Automotive Chassis. 2nd edition. Oxford: Butterworth - Heinemann, 2001. 444 s. ISBN 0-7506-5054-0. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through exercises with computer support.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Participation in seminar, solve of problems and answers on control questions.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


To acquaint students with the technical procedures for the development of modern vehicles in the concept design phase.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Solve of two problems and answers on questions.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-ADI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Specification for new vehicle
2 - 3. Package – platform definition
4 - 5. Concept of the vehicle
6. Design support
7 - 8. Creation of design surfaces using CAD
9 - 10. Design of virtual vehicle concept
11 - 12. Analysis of conceptual car
13. Prototype definition