Module Title:   Vehicle Dynamics and Control

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG3316L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Khalid Hussain

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr A Pezuvanis

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Provide detailed study of vehicle dynamics using specialist CAE tools to understand the effect of key ride and handling performance parameters on vehicle stability.
Study and analyse vehicle stability management and driver assisted control systems.
Learn how to use CAE tools to design, simulate and analyse vehicle ride, handling and control.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The scientific basis of the subject is established in lectures supported by case studies, examples, analyses and demonstrations of the dynamics and control systems used in vehicles. The practical classes will provide opportunity to learn and test the methods using CAE tools.
Technical knowledge is consolidated by hands-on project work to simulate and analyse dynamics and control systems and this form the assessment for this module. Supplementary assessment is to repair deficiency in the original assessment.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   152.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   18.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

give an account of the various vehicle dynamics characteristics and be able to analyse vehicle dynamics behaviour using fundamental dynamics principles;
Critically evaluate the performance of various vehicle management and control systems.

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

relate analytical and mathematical representation to the design, modelling and analysis of vehicle dynamics behaviour;
Use CAE tools to assess vehicle ride, handling and control systems.

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

work as a member of a team;
Analyse various transportation systems dynamics;
Use dynamics software to design and analyse a variety of dynamic systems.

  Coursework   60%
  Group project: Vehicle Dynamics and Control Project using CAE tools (3000 words per student). - Semester 1
  Classroom test 2.00 40%
  Class test - Semester 2

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
[1] Review of chassis design principles. [2] Vehicle Ride: kinematic, dynamic of suspension systems; suspension modelling and simulation. [3] Tyre properties and tyre dynamics modelling and simulation. [4] Vehicle Handling: Lateral vehicle dynamics, steady state and transient manoeuvres, analytical and numerical models for high speed cornering, steering systems, and steering characteristics. [5] Longitudinal transient motion analysis: acceleration and braking, braking stability; wheel slip ratio, traction, linear and non-linear vehicle simulation models, [6] Control analysis and algorithms: Block diagram representation, computer aided control system design, general properties of feedback, standard time-domain inputs, response components, first and second order systems response. [7] Lateral vehicle control and state feedback, direct yaw control and four wheel steer control. [6] Chassis control systems technology: ESP, ABS, TCS, AWD, EPS, AWS, ARC, active and semi-active suspensions, Rollover and Rollover prevention.

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