ISD 599 (AUTO 562) Course Description
The course is an introduction to the design of road vehicles through modeling and system analysis. The basic functionality of vehicle subsystems will be introduced and domain specific modeling and analysis tools will be introduced. Propulsion system: Engine (breathing and thermodynamics), clutch, transmission and gears. Vehicle performance criteria, real world driving behavior, fuel economy and emission regulation. Braking systems: Performance criteria, front/rear apportioning, friction utilization, antilock braking. Vehicle Dynamics: Lateral Dynamics, Analysis of over-steer and Understeer phenomenon, suspension systems. Thermal Management: Overview of energy management, power-train thermal management system, climate control requirements, system warmup. Electronic control systems: Introduction to developing control system to meet requirements.
For more information about when this course will be offered, see our projected course schedule.