Module Title:   Virtual Vehicle Prototyping

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4055M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Design & Product Development (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr K Hussain

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop the knowledge of automotive dynamics modelling of systems necessary to allow the behaviour of the steering, suspensions and tyres to be simulated and to apply this knowledge in the dynamic modelling and simulation of the complete vehicle to assess the ride, comfort and handling stability of vehicles.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The subject matter is introduced by lectures, seminars, tutorials, CAE lab work and directed study. Technical knowledge is consolidated by hands-on project work to simulate virtual vehicle systems.

Lectures:   8.00          Directed Study:   76.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   2.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   14.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

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

gain knowledge and understanding at a level to allow a critical evaluation of the design and operation of automotive dynamics. High level of competence with advanced modelling, simulation and software to allow the virtual prototyping of the vehicle.

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

critically apply analytic and modelling techniques used in vehicle virtual prototyping. Gain advanced skills in the use of leading-edge software for simulation of vehicle dynamics.

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

data management; data presentation; data interpretation; IT skills; systematic problem solving; communication; teamwork and leadership; personal management.

  Coursework   100%
  4000 word report on the construction and evaluation of a virtual vehicle

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction to virtual prototyping using CAE tools (ADAMS software). Vehicle Dynamics analysis, performance parameters: handling parameters (Camber, Caster, Toe-in, Toe-out, Over-steer, Under-steer, Sideslip) and ride parameters (bounce, pitch and roll). Modelling, simulation and control of complete vehicle systems: suspension systems, steering and tyres.

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