This e-Seminar presents 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.
Dr. Richard Lundstrom develops and solves governing equations of motion for both steady and transient conditions. He presents manual and computer techniques for analysis and evaluation. 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.
Based on the popular classroom seminar, this course offers nearly fifteen hours of instruction and simulations divided into nineteen modules; the Bosch Automotive Handbook and the book, The Automotive Chassis: Engineering Principles by Reimpell, Stoll and Betzler; a coordinated handbook that includes a resource guide and SAE papers and paper collections.
By participating in this course, you will be able to:
This e-Seminar is intended for automotive engineers and quality professionals who work in product design, testing, quality, process or development.
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.
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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 teaches Chassis Design, Systems Analysis and Mechanical Control Systems at Kettering University, where he also served as team leader for the annual Kettering Industry Symposium. 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.
"(I liked) the convenience of learning at my own pace in my office. Very informative and well organized. Helps understand the history and relevance of automotive dynamic calculations."