SD2221 Fordonssystemteknik 8,0 hp

Vehicle System Technology

  • Utbildningsnivå

    Avancerad nivå
  • Huvudområde

  • Betygsskala

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


HT19 för programstuderande

HT18 för programstuderande


This introductory course will give you knowledge of vehicle system technology, and the vehicles role in the transport system and in society.

The aim of the course is to give the student a basic knowledge on road and rail vehicle design and performance.

After a completed course you should be able to:

  • formulate problems and apply the methodology in the vehicle sector to seek and evaluate solutions
  • apply knowledge and skills acquired during the studies, on problems in vehicle technology
  • describe vehicles role in transportation
  • describe vehicle types, structure, use and requirements
  • describe vehicle systems, sub-systems and their function
  • describe how vehicles effect the environment on local, regional and global level
  • describe vehicle forces and its relation to weight, air resistance, rolling resistance, etc.
  • calculate start, acceleration and retardation of vehicles,
  • have basic knowledge on vehicle dynamic performance and comfort,
  • describe vehicle development from a systems engineering perspective, from market, to requirements and product development. Innovations and patents.
  • discuss the trends and future potential of vehicles

Kursens huvudsakliga innehåll

Vehicle types, structure, use and demands. Vehicles role in transportation. Requirements for vehicles. Wheels, tires and rolling resistance. Brakes. Innovations and patents. Drivetrain. Chassis. Rail vehicles. Terminals and signalling. Vehicle-track interaction. Statistical design of experiments. Vehicle dynamics and comfort. Traction Technology, energy and environment. Future trends.


Fundamentals of mechanical and electrical engineering.

For "single course students":150 university credits (hp) In engineering or natural sciences and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.


Course literature will be available in BILDA by Div. of Vehicle Dynamics and Div. of Rail Vehicles, KTH.


  • INL2 - Inlämningsuppgift, 4,0, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Tentamen, 4,0, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Krav för slutbetyg

Written Exam (TEN1; 4 hp; A/F), compulsory.
Exercises (ÖVN1; 4 hp; A/F), compulsory.
The number of points achieved for TEN1 and ÖVN1 are summed. The final grade is based on this sum.

Ges av

SCI/Farkost och flyg


Annika Stensson Trigell <>


Kursplan gäller från och med HT2018.
Examinationsinformation gäller från och med HT2014.