Vehicle Dynamics for FSAE and BAJA

Rs 30,000(6 month EMI available)

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Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate. Course completion certificate will be provided to all students who complete the course. You will receive both e-verified and hard copy of your certificates.

Who can Take this course

  • The course is intended for fsae and baja team members who are looking for practical solutions to basic race car problems.

What will you gain from this Course

  • Students will gain a deeper understanding of the principles behind race car design.
  • As young design engineers, students are confused with various thumb rules, and design approximations without a clear understanding of the underlying philosophy, These will be explained.

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Learning an engineering course is fulfilled only when you work on projects and gain practical experience to validate everything you have learnt. in this course, you will be working on 4 projects as you progress so that you can understand through involvement. The projects you will be working on include:

  • Finding the distribution of weight in the race car
    • Did you know that the weight is distributed in a race car changes when it goes from being stationary to being in motion? Or how the various force can affect a car’s performance? You will learn about these topics in your first project.
    • Examining the most suitable chassis structure for the racing car
      • The chassis structure of a car determines how much load and stress it can withstand. The design of the chassis structure impacts the performance of the car. In your second project, you will work on finding out the suitable chassis structure for your racing car using theoretical and simulation calculations.
      • Designing a suspension for the racing car
        • Every race car is designed with a set of pre-requisite requirements in mind. The design of the suspension can easily offset these requirements. Which is why a lot of attention is given to suspension designs so that they don’t nullify any of the primary requirements.
        • Understanding how tires can affect the performance of the car
          • One of the most critical part of the race car is the tire. They have to be selected with care. In this project, you will work on understanding factors that can affect the tires such as slip angle, jacking etc.

          What will you learn each week?

          Course Syllabus

          Racing Car Basics

          • Basic elements of a racing car
          • Identify important design objectives for a successful racing car
          • Compute loads on a car during operating conditions like
            • Acceleration.
            • Braking and
            • Cornering
          • Appreciate how these loads influence aerodynamic down force

          Suspension Systems

          This module will deal primarily with the force and moment generating mechanisms of tires. We will cover different mathematical models that can be used to capture tire behavior.

          • Tire structure
          • Tire nomenclature
          • Tire coordinate system
          • Mechanics of force and moment generation
          • Tire modeling in MATLAB
          • Tire testing and interpreting test results 

          Vehicle ride

          • Understand suspension system objectives for optimum performance
          • Design a double wishbone suspension and understand how geometry changes affect vehicle control
          • Learn how to control pitching of a car, using suspension links, anti-squat and anti-dive

          Springs, Dampers and Anti-roll bars

          • Understand springs, dampers arrangement on racing cars.
          • Design spring length and stiffness
          • understand basic types of racing dampers and define optimum characteristics
          • design a anti-roll system

          Vehicle Stability/Balance

          • Understand basic tyre concepts like tyre slip angle and body slip angle, and how this influences understeer/oversteer behavior
          • Other factors which contribute to understeer/oversteer
          • Significance of rolling resistance and camber thrust
          • Importance of slip ratio during acceleration and braking
          • Tyre testing
          • Tyre mathematical model : Pacejka tyre model
          • Influence of lateral load transfer/suspension roll stiffness on tyre performance
          • Estimate actual amount of jacking during cornering

          Steering and Front wheel assembly

          • Components involved in the front wheel assembly and how they are packaged
          • Importance of minimizing the unsprung mass
          • Understand racing car steering systems and how to avoid problems like bumpsteer
          • Evaluate loads on wheel upright and facilitate effective cornering

          Rear wheel assembly and power transmission

          • Components involved in rear wheel assembly
          • Understand relationship between power and torque and how they influence the optimum gear ratios for racing
          • Different types of differentials and how they influence handling behavior


          • Understand the elements of a braking system
          • Key objectives in brake system design
          • Importance of brake balance and how it is achieved
          • Evaluate loads on brake pedal and its assembly

          Chassis Structure

          • Design objectives of a racing car structure
          • Different types of structures like : space-frame, monoque and stressed skin
          • Loads on the chassis structure
          • Analysis techniques for the frame
          • Passive safety structures

          Set-up and Testing

          • Understand how to prepare a new car for testing
          • How to setup suspension geometry, including ride height, corner weights, camber and toe
          • Benefits of a data logging system
          • Set dampers on track


          Frequently Asked Questions

          Our instructors are industrial experts working in Fortune 500 companies. We partner with them to deliver the lectures online. You will be given access to recorded content and assignments each week.

          You should be pursuing B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical, Aerspace, Automotive, Production or Manufacturing

          Our support system is amazing!. You can read our reviews on Google to see this. We focus on one-on-one support which no one else does. We will communicate with you through WhatsApp messages/calls, individual online sessions and also in person.
          We do not provide the software for this course. You can download the Academic Version of Ansys Workbench from their website.
          You can use it for job search and higher education. Recommendation letters are given only for candiates that have performed extremely well.