DYNM09001 2017 Vehicle Dynamics and Control

General Details

Full Title
Vehicle Dynamics and Control
Transcript Title
Vehicle Dynamics and Control
Code
DYNM09001
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
DYNM - Dynamics
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Marion McAfee
Programme Membership
SG_ECONN_M09 201800 Master of Engineering in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles SG_ECONN_O09 201800 Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Description

This module involves modelling and analysis of vehicle dynamics including drag, tyre friction and vibration and the effect of these on the vehicle perfomance and driver experience. A number of electronic dynamic assist strategies are explored and the student will develop the skills to evaluate the effectiveness of such strategies (e.g. braking control, stability control, self-steering response).

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Develop mathematical models describing the dynamics of a vehicle taking account of drag and tyre properties.

2.

Model the vehicle suspension system and analyse the vertical vibrations of a vehicle.

3.

Evaluate the effect of the dynamics of a vehicle and environment on the driver experience.

4.

Evaluate and critique a range of electronic dynamic assistance strategies in terms of driver experience.

5.

Use computer aided tools to model and analyse the dynamics of a vehicle with and without driver assist technologies.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The teaching will consist of lectures and practical lab classes. In the lab classes, students will apply the theory to vehicle dynamics modelling, analysis and control tasks using software. Students will be required to reflect on the teaching material each week in the completion of weekly on-line quizes - these are primarily for formative assessment purposes. 

Module Assessment Strategies

Assesment consists of the following:

Weekly on-line quizes (LO 1-5)

Assignment Part 1- Computational Model & Analysis of Vehicle Dynamics – Week 6 (LO 1, 2 & 5)

Assignment Part 2 – Computational Model & Analysis of Dynamic Assist Technology – Week 10 (LO 3,4&5)

Final Exam (LO1-4)

 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Exams will be organised for August each year as per the  Institute Academic Calendar.

Indicative Syllabus

LO1: Develop mathematical models describing the dynamics of a vehicle taking account of drag and tyre properties.

Forces Transmitted from the tyre to the vehicle 

The effect of tyre properties on traction and braking 

Dynamic models of propulsion 

Modelling of drag forces

LO2: Model the vehicle suspension system and analyse the vertical vibrations of a vehicle.

Lumped Parameter Modelling of Mass-Spring-Damper systems 

Transient response of free vibrations

Transient and steady-state response of forced vibrations (harmonic excitation)

LO3: Evaluate the effect of the dynamics of a vehicle and environment on the driver experience.

Vibration transmissibility and ground motion excitation 

Single-track and four-wheel vehicle model 

Brake force distribution 

Effect of weight distribution on vehicle dynamics

LO4: Evaluate and critique a range of electronic dynamic assistance strategies in terms of driver experience

Self-steering response 

Braking Control systems 

Stability control systems

LO5: Use computer aided tools to model and analyse the dynamics of a vehicle with and without driver assist technologies.

MATLAB and SIMULINK toolboxes for modelling vehicle dynamics and control

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Weekly On-Line Quiz Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Project - Part 1 Continuous Assessment Assignment 15 % Week 6 1,2,5
3 Project - Part 2 Continuous Assessment Assignment 15 % Week 10 3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Laboratory Practical 2 Fortnightly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 7 Weekly 7.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Lab Activity 1 Fortnightly 0.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 8.5 Weekly 8.50
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011-12-27 Vehicle Dynamics and Control (Mechanical Engineering Series) Springer

Vehicle Dynamics and Control provides a comprehensive coverage of vehicle control systems and the dynamic models used in the development of these control systems. The control system applications covered in the book include cruise control, adaptive cruise control, ABS, automated lane keeping, automated highway systems, yaw stability control, engine control, passive, active and semi-active suspensions, tire-road friction coefficient estimation, rollover prevention, and hybrid electric vehicles. In developing the dynamic model for each application, an effort is made to both keep the model simple enough for control system design but at the same time rich enough to capture the essential features of the dynamics. A special effort has been made to explain the several different tire models commonly used in literature and to interpret them physically.

In the second edition of the book, chapters on roll dynamics, rollover prevention and hybrid electric vehicles have been added, and the chapter on electronic stability control has been enhanced.

The use of feedback control systems on automobiles is growing rapidly. This book is intended to serve as a useful resource to researchers who work on the development of such control systems, both in the automotive industry and at universities. The book can also serve as a textbook for a graduate level course on Vehicle Dynamics and Control.

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Vehicle System Dynamics International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility

SAE International Journal of Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and NVH

 

URL Resources

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