Automotive Engineering

Vehicle Dynamics

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

Mathematical description of driving behaviour: basics of modelling of multi-track vehicles and their components; tyre behaviour, longitudinal, transverse and vertical dynamics; driving comfort; description of uneveness of road surfaces; simulation of vehicle dynamics, vehicle dynamics control systems (ABS, ESP, ...); introduction to experimental vehicle dynamics: test manoeuvers, measuring technology, evaluation of results; CAE tools: Matlab/Simulink, Vedyna

Learning outcomes

Knowledge about how multi-track vehicles behave and how their chassis are constructed; overview of systematic solutions and modern working and evaluation methods in vehicle dynamics. Overview of basic chassis types, how they work, including their advantages and disadvantages.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books:Heißing/Ersoy: Fahrwerkhandbuch: Grundlagen, Fahrdynamik, Komponenten, Systeme, Mechatronik, Perspektiven; Vieweg
Mitschke/Wallentowitz: Dynamik der Kraftfahrzeuge, Springer
Milliken Race Car Vehicle Dynamics, SAE Int.
Trzesniowski M.: Rennwagentechnik, Vieweg+Teubner
Professional Journal: Vehicle System Dynamics, Tailor & Francis

Mode of delivery

Integrated lecture: lecture and calculation tutorials, partially with PC

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Selected Fundementals in Mathematics (BMOD01), Introduction to Automotive Engineering (BMOD08), Engineering MAthematics 1 (BMOD10), Engineering Mechanics 1 (BMOD11), Software Developments (BMOD12), Introduction to Elelctrical Engineering (BMOD13), Engineering Matematics 2 (BMOD19), Engineering Mechanics (BMOD20), Electrical Machines and Inverters (BMOD23); Mechanics: kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies; vector analysis and matrix calculus; Electric drives: characteristics of electric traction systems; software development: Matlab, Simulink

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with examples to calculate and theoretical questions