Institute of Automotive and Powertrain Engineering Online Course On Vehicle Dynamics

Present course, ‘Vehicle Dynamics I: Accelerating and Braking’ is offered by the Institute of Automotive and Powertrain Engineering from iversity platform. This 14-weeks course will emphasize on the longitudinal dynamic aspects of vehicles.

The overall objective of this course is to explain the demand of power and limits of a car, then clarify the needs for a clutch and gears and look at the rear and front weights during acceleration and braking. The course starts on November 10, 2015.

Course At A Glance

Length: 14 weeks
Effort:  2-3 hours/week
Subject: Vehicle Dynamics
Institution: Institute of Automotive and Powertrain Engineering and iversity
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on November 10, 2015

Providers’ Details

The Institute of Automotive and Powertrain Engineering brings together the activities of the research group Automotive Engineering (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Meywerk) and the research group Powertrain Engineering (Prof. Dr.-Ing. W. Thiemann).  The groups collaborate in teaching and research as well as in exchange of laboratory facilities.

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About This Course

In this first part of Vehicle Dynamics, the MOOC illuminate the longitudinal dynamic aspects of vehicles. After an introduction, they will look at driving resistances and slip, explain the demand of power and limits of a car, then clarify the needs for a clutch and gears and look at the rear and front weights during acceleration and braking. The course will be finished by two applications from automotive mechatronics.

Why Take This Course?

Audit Track is Free. With the Audit Track, you get access to all the course materials, including lecture videos, assignments, and more! it is possible to download the lecture materials so you can browse the content at your own convenience, without having to worry about falling behind. Once you have started your course, you may decide to increase your learning recognition. Our tracks offer you the option to upgrade to a higher certification level up to 1 week before the end of the course. All you need to participate is a stable internet connection! You can study anywhere, at anytime, at your own pace.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course applicants will:
-understand basic principles of accelerating and braking a car.
-know the driving resistances and their influences on vehicle dynamics.
-understand the discrepancy between demands and limits of powertrain.
-understand the necessity of gears and clutch.
-understand the correlation between braking, wheel load and recovery of energy.
-be able to calculate simple properties of a car.

 Instructors

– Martin Meywerk
Full professor for Automotive Engineering at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg since 2002 and dean of the faculty of Mechanical Engineering since 2014.

Requirements

Some basic understanding of the following subjects will help you successfully participate in this course: Algebra; Trigonometric Functions; Differential Calculus; Linear Algebra; Vectors; Coordinate Systems; Force, Torque, Equilibrium; Mass, Center of Gravity, Moment of Inertia; Method of Sections, Friction, Newton’s Law, (Lagrange’s Equation).

How To Join This Course

Applicants can sign up for free. Applicants can also go for certificate track. As with the Audit Track, you get access to all the course materials, lecture videos, assignments, and more. However, unlike the audit-only option, the Certificate Track also gives you access to an online-proctored exam at the end of the course. This graded exam gives you a chance to showcase the skills you’ve acquired.

Course Structure

This course has a total of 12 chapters, and the topics for each chapter are the following:
Chapter 1: Preliminaries
Chapter 2: Introduction and Rolling Resistance
Chapter 3: Resistances: Grading, Acceleration, Aerodynamic Drag
Chapter 4: Real and ideal characteristic maps
Chapter 5: Approximation of the ideal map: Clutch and transmission
Chapter 6: Driving performance and axle loads
Chapter 7: ABS: Anti-lock Braking System
Chapter 8: ACC
Chapter 9: Homework Solutions Chapters 1 -3
Chapter 10: Homework Solutions Chapter 4 – 5
Chapter 11: Homework Solutions Chapter 6 – 8
Chapter 12: Solution of the exam

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