|Vehicle Dynamics for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks|
|I.D. #||99020||Duration||3 Days|
| This seminar will present an introduction to Vehicle Dynamics from a vehicle system perspective. The theory and applications are associated with the interaction and performance balance between the powertrain, brakes, steering, suspensions and wheel and tire vehicle subsystems. The role that vehicle dynamics can and should play in effective automotive chassis development and the information and technology flow from vehicle system to subsystem to piece-part is integrated into the presentation. Governing equations of motion are developed and solved for both steady and transient conditions. Manual and computer techniques for analysis and evaluation are presented. Vehicle system dynamic performance in the areas of drive-off, braking, directional control and rollover is emphasized. The dynamics of the powertrain, brakes, steering, suspension and wheel and tire subsystems and their interactions are examined along with the important role of structure and structural parameters related to vehicle dynamics. Physical experiments, applicable to vehicle dynamics are also introduced.
Attendees will receive the Bosch Automotive Handbook and The Automotive Chassis: Engineering Principles by Reimpell, Stoll and Betzler.
This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon completion of this seminar, accredited reconstructionists should mail a copy of their course certificate and the $5 student CEU fee to ACTAR, PO Box 1493, North Platte, NE 69103.
| By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
|Who Should Attend|
| Automotive engineers and quality professionals who work in product design, testing, quality, process or development will benefit from attending.
|Participants should have an undergraduate engineering degree and some exposure to vehicle dynamics.|
| DAY ONE
| Dr. Richard Lundstrom is an independent research and project engineer specializing in dynamic system engineering, automotive chassis development, and application of the science of improvement. He formerly taught Chassis Design, Systems Analysis and Mechanical Control Systems at Kettering University, where he also previously served as team leader for the annual Kettering Industry Symposium. In addition, Dr. Lundstrom previously taught several mechanical engineering courses, developed Vehicle Dynamics and Thermal System Design courses, and founded and directed the Vehicle Dynamics Lab at Lawrence Tech. He has worked as a product engineer with Ford Motor Company and developed and taught a Fundamentals of Vehicle Design course. Dr. Lundstrom is a member of SAE, ASME, ASQ, ASEE and SCCA. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a M.S. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Oakland University.
| "The Instructor and seminar content were excellent! He kept it interesting and encouraged class participation. Well worth three days of my time! "
Global Product Validation Manager
"The instructor provides an excellent understanding to the many aspects of vehicle dynamics."
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
"The seminar reinforced and increased my knowledge of vehicle dynamics. It also gave me a better understanding of how the entire chassis system works together."
Marco A. Bianchini
Senior Product Engineer
"A very detailed look at vehicle dynamics with the use of mathematical relationships to define vehicle performance and suspension design parameters."
Charles E. Stone
Account Manager-Suspension Systems
"A great overview of how all chassis components contribute to overall vehicle dynamics."
General Motors Corporation
|Fees:||$1975||SAE Members*:||$1580 - $1778|
| * The appropriate SAE Member discount will be applied through the Registration process. Discounts vary according to level of membership: Elite Member 20%; Premium Member 15%; Classic Member 10%