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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

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

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 Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

SD1230 Project Course in Vehicle Engineering


SD2224 Vehicle Systems for a Better Environment

Recommended prerequisites

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The compendium Fordonsteknik.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

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

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Written examination (TEN1; 6 university credits).

Approved exercises (ÖVN1; 2 university credits)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Lars Drugge

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

SD2225 Vehicle dynamics

Supplementary information

Mandatory for the track, Road Vehicles.