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  • Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics
  • Longitudinal Dynamics
                Vehicle Load Distribution – Acceleration and Braking - Brake Force Distribution, Braking Efficiency and Braking Distance - Longitudinal dynamics of  a Tractor-Semi Trailer
  • Tire Mechanics – An Introduction
                Mechanical Properties of Rubber - Slip, Grip and Rolling Resistance - Tire Construction and Force Development - Contact Patch and Contact Pressure Distribution
  • A Simple Tire Model
                Lateral Force Generation - Ply Steer and Conicity - Tire Models – Magic Formula - Classification of Tire Models and Combined Slip
  • Lateral Dynamics
                Bicycle Model -  Stability and Steering Conditions - Understeer Gradient and State space Approach - Handling Response of a Vehicle - Mimuro Plot for Lateral Transient Response - Parameters affecting                     vehicle handling characteristics
  • Subjective and Objective Evaluation of Vehicle Handling
  •  Vertical Dynamics
                Rollover Prevention - Half Car Model - Quarter Car Model
  • Noise, Vibration and Harshness – Random Processes
 

S.no

Topic

No. of hours

1

Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics

1

2

Longitudinal Dynamics

4

3

Tire Mechanics – An Introduction

5

4

A Simple Tire Model

6

5

Lateral Dynamics

5

 

6

Mimuro plot for lateral transient response

2

 

7

Subjective and Objective Evaluation of Vehicle Handling

3

8

Vertical Dynamics

3

9

Noise, Vibration and Harshness – Random Processes
+

1

Engineering Mechanics


  • Pacejka, Hans. Tire and vehicle dynamics. Elsevier, 2005.
  • Wong, Jo Yung. Theory of ground vehicles. John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
  • Moore, Desmond F. "The friction of pneumatic tyres." (1975).
  • Jazar, Reza N. Vehicle dynamics: theory and application. Springer, 2008
  • Gillespie, Thomas D. Fundamentals of vehicle dynamics, 1992.


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