Duration / assessment:
MIRA Technology Institute
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A fundamental understanding of vehicle ride and handling behaviour and the practical implications for chassis and suspension design.
This three day course will consist of a mix of lectures from both academic and industrial specialists in vehicle dynamics and suspension technology, ride and drive activities on a test track and a hands-on session of the use of modelling and simulation tools for case studies. All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.
What you will learn:
Vehicle ride – an understanding of modelling, analysis and practical issues.
Vehicle handling – an understanding of modelling, analysis and practical issues.
Tyres – force and moment properties and tyre modelling approaches.
Suspension kinematics and compliances – theoretical background and practical measuring schemes.
Suspension design – an overview of suspension design properties and review of current design philosophy.
Case studies – introduction to modelling and simulation software and discussion of practical case studies.
- Vehicle Ride
- Quarter / half / full car model
- Suspension design optimisation
- Design guidelines / conflicts
- Ride measurements
- Human response to vibration, ISO standards
- Springs, non linear effects, bump stops
- Damper properties, non linear properties
- Vehicle Handling