SD2231 Applied Vehicle Dynamics Control 7.5 credits

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course is a lab based course, meaning that the students will have theorethical sessions followed by practical lab assignments based on the theoretical sessions. There will be three laboratory assignemnts in the course

1. Longitudinal Dynamics, Slip Control (Brake/Traction)

2. Vertical Dynamics, Control of active damping (Sky-hook/Ground-hook)

3. Lateral Dynamics, State estimation (Estimating vehicle side slip)

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is to give students both theoretical and practical experience of different vehicle dynamics control applications in longitudinal, lateral and vertical direction. At the end of the course students will have gained theoretical knowledge and practical experience in three different areas of vehicle dynamics control.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

The course target students in the end of their Master studies from following programs:

- Vehicle Engineering

- Engineering Design

- Engineering Mechanics

- Electric Power Engineering

- Systems, Control and Robotics

Recommended prerequisites

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Handouts during course.

Utdelat material under kursen.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Longitudinal Dynamics, Slip Control (Brake/Traction), 2.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB2 - Vertical Dynamics, Control of Active Damping, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB3 - Lateral Dynamics, State Estimation (Estimate Vehicle Slip), 2.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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

Grade A-F

Other requirements for final grade *

Approved on all three compulsory laboratory reports.

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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Mikael Nybacka

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SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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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.