Automobile Engineering: Vehicle dynamics for Beginners
What you'll learn
- Build a strong understanding of the fundamental concepts which are at work in a vehicle which is in motion.
- Learn how to design a Basic suspension from scratch
- Build conceptual understanding of parameters of suspension design
- Learn the basics of Vibration isolation and what is damping in suspensions?
- Understanding of basic laws of Physics
- Basic background knowledge in Automotive engineering
- Basic understanding of Elementary level Geometry and Trignometry
Course Updated on 11/2019 with 2 + hours of content and 30 lectures
Topics which have been added
Earth Fixed coordinate system , Vehicle attitude and Euler angles
Dynamic force analysis of a vehicle and derivation of equation for tractive and braking force
Derivation of Torque transfer equation relating the torque developed by engine to the final Tractive force at the Tire through mathematical derivation .
Bicycle Model Derivation for defining Understeer and Oversteer condition mathematically with step by step explanations
Roll stiffness derivation in terms of spring stiffness .
Roll analysis - Lateral load transfer with Force balance equation
Vehicle dynamics is the study of behavior of vehicles in motion . The study is one of the most important activities in the Vehicle design and development cycle to design vehicles which drive well and are comfortable to ride in.
In this course, you will learn the
Concepts and mechanisms which govern the actions and reactions in vehicles all the way from how vehicles accelerate, brake, turn and respond to vibrations.
The Theory and concepts behind suspension design process including concepts of kinematics and vibration isolation.
This course will first build on the very basics of automotive engineering and Newtons laws of physics , friction etc and then move on to explain the phenomena taking place between the Vehicle and the road in different circumstances. At each section of the course you will be taking away insightful concepts with the understanding of How? and Why?
The course is filled with 5+ hours of conceptual learning which lays a strong foundation to understand the more advanced concepts of vehicle dynamics and suspension design.
This is not a mathematically intensive course and it doesn't aim to delve deep into the numerical treatment of dynamics rather aims to explain the underlying principles and concepts which are at play to govern the behavior of the vehicles.
You might have come across terms like roll, under-steer, camber ,caster and many more but don't really know what they mean and how important they are for the vehicle. This course will clear out those concepts.
The Basis of vehicle dynamics and Basic laws of physics which govern dynamics
Concept of degrees of freedom, axis systems and importance of center of gravity
Types of Loading scenarios faced by the Vehicle and their free body diagrams.
The basics on the Tire and mechanism of Load generation
The Suspension Design process - How is it done progressively and the function of suspensions.
In-depth look at Suspension geometry design
Wheel and steering angles
Camber change rates
Longitudinal dynamics - Explanation of the mechanism of Traction force generation in Braking and accelerating and explanation of working of Anti-lock brake systems
Lateral dynamics- Understeer, Oversteer behavior of vehicle and root cause for that behavior in turning.
Fundamentals of Vibration isolation
What is springing and damping
What is damping co efficient , damping ratio
Equation of motion of a generic vibration system
What is Motion Ratio?
Roll control using springs?
Roll Over of Vehicles
How it can be controlled
If you are a beginner to the field and want to learn the concepts in an easy way , this course is for you.
If you are already into the field of vehicle dynamics , this course will serve as a reference to clear out concepts on basic aspects of vehicle dynamics.
The course contains hardly any math or high level physics concepts. If you are having a basic background in Math and physics , this course will help you understand Vehicle Mechanics at Entry level.
Who this course is for:
- Engineering students interested to make a career in Vehicle dynamics
- Automotive engineer who wants to learn about the subject and enrich knowledge.
- Automotive enthusiasts who are curious about the mechanics of vehicles
Mufaddal Rasheed is a mechanical design engineer and an inventor experienced in a role in Automotive R&D designing complete Chassis systems from Concept to production for SUV projects in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd for 7 years . Part of a team which delivered a innovative modular chassis platform for 5 vehicles.
With knowledge of the complete product development process and the details of engineering systems, he brings to the table a combination of analytical and creative skills.
Currently working on multiple projects of his own towards becoming a serial inventor and educator in the area of Design engineering.
He is passionate about mechanical design and innovation and writes regularly on Quora with a Top writer badge.
Core belief is that engineering is a lifelong learning process and for a designer it is "the more you know the better you design".
Building a comprehensive knowledge system for mechanical design engineers and aspirants which would prepare an individual for engineering innovation at Mechademic
The Courses are focused on Practical aspects of Automotive and General Mechanical design engineering Targeted purely towards product development grounded in theory.
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