Module Title:   Vehicle Dynamics (I)

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3004M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   I

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr K Hussain

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

(1) To utilize specialist CAE skills in the analysis of the principles of dynamics to vehicle ride and handling.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The scientific basis of the subject is established in lectures, the use of CAE tools and invited guest speakers. Supplementary assessment is to repair deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   74.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1 Give an account of the various vehicle dynamics characteristics and be able to analyse vehicle dynamics behaviour using fundamental dynamics principles.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 relate analytical and mathematical representation to the design, modelling and analysis of vehicle dynamics behaviour
2.2 use CAE tools to assess vehicle Ride and Handling Characteristics

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1. Work as a member of a team;
2. Transfer the vehicle dynamic analysis for the analysis of various transportation systems
3. Apply Scientific methods for analysing dynamic vehicle systems.

  Examination - closed book 1.50 50%
  Coursework   50%
  Group project (1000 words per student) using CAE tools to analyse the ride and handling aspects of a given vehicle desig

Outline Syllabus:
[1] Review of chassis design principles.[2] Vehicle Ride: kinematic and dynamic analysis of suspension systems; suspension modelling, vehicle model, bounce-pitch model, human discomfort parameter and ideal ride natural frequency, measuring suspension forces through jounce and rebound, sources of compliance, anti-roll bar & inter-connected suspensions, and active suspension. [3] Tyre modelling: Tyre properties; tyre camber & camber thrust; tyres forces and moment in SAE co-ordinates, contact velocity and displacement; tyre models. [4] Vehicle Handling: ISO standards for steady state and transient manoeuvres, analytical models for high speed cornering and braking, neutral/under/over steer characteristics, acceleration and braking, braking stability; wheel slip control; traction control; linear and non-linear vehicle simulation models, steering systems; direct yaw control and four wheel steer.

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