|Module code||MVE 420|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
Tyres: Construction, forces and moments, side force generation, rolling resistance, dynamic characteristics, tractive effort, slip, soft soil characteristics. Vehicle performance: equations of motion, supply and demand, forces acting on the vehicle, prediction of top speed, acceleration, braking, gradient ability and fuel consumption. Vehicle suspension systems: suspension concepts, kinematics, dynamic characteristics. Ride comfort: springs, dampers, suspension models, human response to vibration. Handling: steering systems, low-speed handling, steady-state handling, dynamic handling, under/oversteer, handling tests.
|Contact time||3 lectures per week, 1 practical per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Department||Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering|
|Period of presentation||Semester 2|
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