SD2222 Vehicle Components 8.0 credits


  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

To acquire basic knowledge of ground vehicle components and their functions, including modelling, validation and analysis.

Students graduating from the course should be able to:

  • describe the main components of ground vehicles and their function
  • explain how the main components in the power train, suspension system and brake system interacts
  • perform calculations of the start, acceleration and retardation event of a vehicle and it’s climbing capabilities
  • perform calculations of the brake force distribution and construct and analyse a friction utilisation diagram
  • derive the lateral force and aligning moment of a tire by using the brush model
  • perform calculations of the suspension characteristics for wheel suspension components
  • apply the gained knowledge regarding analysis of vehicle performance

Course main content

Tires and tire forces. Powertrain components. Brake systems. Wheel suspensions. Steering systems. Chassis and body.


SD1230 Project Course in Vehicle Engineering


SD2224 Vehicle Systems for a Better Environment


The compendium Fordonsteknik.


  • INL1 - Assignments, 2.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Written examination (TEN1; 6 university credits).

Approved exercises (ÖVN1; 2 university credits)

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering


Lars Drugge <>

Supplementary information

Mandatory for the track, Road Vehicles.

Add-on studies

SD2225 Vehicle dynamics


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2008.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.