Vehicle Dynamics With Adams

Course Price: Rs. 30,000 (6 Month EMI Available)


Certification

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

 


Software that you will learn

   

Adams Multibody Dynamics & Motion Analysis

Adams is the most widely used multibody dynamics and motion analysis software in the world. Adams helps engineers to study the dynamics of moving parts, how loads and forces are distributed throughout mechanical systems, and to improve and optimize the performance of their products.


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What will you learn each week

 

Suspension design

  • Suspension geometry
    • Instant center concept
    • Side view instant center and related parameters
    • Front view instant center and related parameters
    • Wheel rates and ride rates
    • Ride frequencies
    • Motion ratios
  • Steering kinematics
    • Ackermann
    • Roll and ride steer
    • Steering ratio setup
  • Load transfer and control components
    • Lateral load transfer
      • Roll stiffness concepts
      • Roll center
    • Longitudinal load transfer
      • Anti-dive/squat
    • Compliances
    • K&C rig testing and comparison to simulation
    • Suspension topologies of some popular vehicles
     
 

Tire modelling

  • Tire structure
  • Tire coordinate system
  • Mechanics of force and moment generation
    • Lateral force
    • Longitudinal force
    • Slip angles and slip ratios
    • Aligning moment and pneumatic trail
    • Camber thrust
    • Combined effects – friction circles and G-G diagrams
  • Tire models
    • Brush tire model
    • Combined slip model
    • Magic formula
  • Tire testing
    • Typical test results
    • Interpreting test results for use in simulation
     
 

Vehicle ride

  • Vibration isolation
  • Human tolerance to vibration
  • Suspension stiffness and damping
  • Quarter car model in matlab/octave
  • Bounce-pitch model in matlab/octave

Module 5: Advanced concepts

  • Chassis control systems
    • ABS
    • Traction control
    • ESP
    • Torque vectoring
    • Active suspension
    • Active steering
  • Co-simulation
  • Correlation between subjective and objective metrics
     
 

Vehicle handling

  • Cornering equations and the bicycle model
    • Setting up the model in matlab/octave
    • Characteristic and critical speeds
    • Stability analysis
  • Understeer gradient
    • Effect of suspension geometry on cornering
    • Understeer budget
    • Understeer from a simulation perspective
  • Rollover
  • Simulation techniques used to characterize full vehicle handling
     
 

Advanced concepts

  • Chassis control systems
    • ABS
    • Traction control
    • ESP
    • Torque vectoring
    • Active suspension
    • Active steering
  • Co-simulation
  • Correlation between subjective and objective metrics


Who can take this course

Students

Engineering students in the domains of either mechanical engineering or automotive engineering who are in their 5th semester or higher.

The following skills can be beneficial but not a pre-requisite

  • Formula SAE or BAJA experience
  • Basic coursework in kinematics/dynamics of machinery
  • Introductory courses in automotive suspension engineering

Professionals

Engineers working in the following domains of vehicle dynamics will benefit from this course

  • Multi-body dynamics simulation
  • Suspension product development
  • Chassis testing


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