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SD2224 Vehicle Systems for a Better Environment 8.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SD2224 (Autumn 2007–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Vehicle use and design. Vehicle systems and sub systems, especially those of importance for energy conversion control, etc. Tires and rolling resistance, powertrain, brakes, transmission, suspension systems, combustion engines. Integration of systems and sub systems. New concepts and systems, e g hybrid and fuel cell cars. Product development process.

Intended learning outcomes

Students graduating from the course should be able to:

  • describe how vehicles effect the environment on local, regional and global level,
  • describe vehicle components and their function
  • describe vehicle forces and its relation to weight, air resistance, rolling resistance, etc.
  • calculate start, acceleration and retardation of vehicles,
  • describe how tires are built, how forces occurs and what affects the rolling resistance,
  • have basic knowledge on vehicle curving performance and comfort,
  • describe vehicle development from a systems engineering perspective, from market, to requirements and product development.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Prerequisites from fundamental courses in mathematics, mechanics, electronics that is equivalent to the first three years of Master of Engineering programs such as M, T, F, K and E.

Recommended prerequisites

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Compendium Vehicle systems for a better environment and material handed out during the course.

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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; 3 university credits) Approved exercises (ÖVN1; 3 university credits) Laboratory work (LAB1; 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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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.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SD2224

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

EJ2410 Hybrid vehicle drives
SD2222 Vehicle components
SD2225 Vehicle dynamics
SD2228 Environmental friendly vehicles – project course

Supplementary information

Limited to maximum 50 students, from universities engaged in the Green Vehicle National University Program.

The course has been replaced by SD2221.