Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5690465
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. YAVUZ SAMM NLSOY
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5690302 , 5690304
The course set above should be completed before taking ME465 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING .

Course Content

Tires: types and construction, materials, tread pattern, designation, tire manufacture. Wheels: designation, rim flange shapes, bead seat contours, rim profiles. Steering System: basic types, geometrically correct steering, Ackerman linkage, steering error, turning radius. Vehicle handling: tire cornering force characteristics, plane motions and stability of vehicles. Suspension system: basic functions and components, geometry, front and rear wheel suspension types, roll centers, kinematics. Vehicle ride: vibrational characteristics of vehicles, body bounce, wheel hop, quarter and half car models. Chassis and body design. Prerequisite: ME 302 and ME 304.