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​​Vehicle Dynamics Project Course Part ​1 and 2​

About the course

The course is designed to allow the students to apply their knowledge from previous courses through project work in areas connected to vehicle technology and vehicle dynamics for both road and rail

About the students 

Students are at the end of their civil engineering or Master's studies and have, preferably, previously studied courses and have experience in vehicle dynamics, control systems, mechatronics and mechanical engineering


At the beginning of the course, the students can vote on the projects they would prefer to participate in and then the teachers try to match them with the desired projects. The proposed projects come either from industrial partners or from research projects at KTH where there is a clear need to analyze a problem or develop a technology.

Each project has 3-10 students depending on the project. Each project writes a report and presents results, both SD2229 part 1 and SD2230 part 2. The students run the projects independently with weekly meetings with supervisors, and industry representatives when relevant.

Time line

June September October Januari
Submit proposal Course start SD2229 – part1

Presentation SD2229 – part1

Course start SD2230 – part2

Presentation SD2230 – part2

Requirements for participating organization 

Project proposals must consist of a short presentation of what the project is about, what resources will be provided, i.e. models, data, tutorial. Then an overview of which areas and knowledge might be good have to solve the project. The scope of projects can be a little larger and broader than a master thesis.

In the first part of the project course in vehicle dynamics SD2229, students usually manage the following general steps: 

• Benchmarking and related technology 

• Brainstorming and idea generation 

• Product definition and analysis 

In this second part of the project course in vehicle dynamics SD2230, students usually manage the following general steps: 

• Further development 

• Testing and validation 

However, this may differ between the type of project that the student chooses. 

Examples of projects from previous years: 

- Design of a new CargoBike 

- Individual electric machines – Analyze wheel torque to ensure system safety 

- Conditional monitoring of railway systems 

- Time-optimal vehicle dynamics regulation through the use of overactuation 

- ATV tipping warning system 

- Dynamic analysis of the fifth wheel for heavy vehicles