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Module

MEC8024 : Vehicle Dynamics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Francis Franklin
  • Lecturer: Dr Barry Gallacher
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop in the students an ability to apply mechanical principles to a range of drive systems, assemblies and components with particular reference to transport applications.

Outline Of Syllabus

Dynamics of vehicle and drive systems:
•       Recap on forced vibration of 1DoF system with damping applied to engine vibration.
•       Free and forced vibration of 2DoF systems applied to car suspension and/or engine mounts: matrix methods; modal coupling; introduction to Lagrangian method; vibration of continuous systems.
•       Traction in automobile and railway drives: Hertzian contact mechanics; deformation, “grip” and wear in rubber tyres; tyre design, manufacture and disposal.
Assignment on some element of drive technology.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable