Automotive Engineering

Race Car Data Analysis

Lecture, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

Introduction to data analysis. Analysing of straight-line performance, braking behavior, gearing, braking. Evaluation of tire performance. Investigating of roll stiffness distribution and wheel loads. Damper Setup and aeordynamics. Analysing of the driver. Optimization using lap time simulation.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Milliken: Race Car Vehicle Dynamics, SAE Int. 1995 Segers J.: Analysis Techniques for Racecar Data Aquisition, SAE 2014 Knox B.: A practical guide to race car data analysis, 2010 Vehicle System Dynamics, Taylor&Francis

Mode of delivery

Integrated course: lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic tire behavior and characteristics, longitudinal vehicle dynamics, bicycle model; lateral and vertical vehicle dynamics

Assessment methods and criteria

Written / oral exam (as required)