Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Vehicle Dynamics and Control(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 3 Spring Semester 3 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Elective
Lecturer : Yosuke AKATSU Designated Professor 

•Course Purpose
In this course students will study fundamentals of vehicle dynamics and control systems. The course also covers classical topics and progress in recent topics of vehicle control such as tire dynamics, braking and steering dynamics and control, and active suspension systems. By the end of the course, students should understand how to model the maneuvering of surface vehicles and how to design control systems to augment these maneuvering characteristics with respect to 3 dimensional movement.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Vibration, Analytical Dynamics, Controls, Kinematics

•Course Topics
1. Introduction of vehicle dynamics and control systems
2. Acceleration and Braking performance
3. Road loads changes of vehicle dynamics
4. Braking actuations and performances
5. Type dynamics
6. Vehicle Handling Performance
(4-1)Steady state cornering
(4-2)Frequency Response
7. Basic theory of vehicle control
8. Active Suspension System

Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, T. Gillespie, ISBN: 9781560911999

•Additional Reading
As handed out in class.

•Grade Assessment
Students must obtain a letter grade of C or above to pass the course.
Letter grades are assigned based on the percentages:

The semester percentile grade is based on the following breakdown:
Homework Assignments - 40%
Mid-term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 30%


•Contacting Faculty
Office hours for the semester will be specified during the first lecture.
Questions via email are welcomed any time:
Office: Engineering Building No.3 North-wing, Room 235


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