Academic Catalog

ME513 VEHICLE DYNAMICS

Course Code: 5690513
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. YAVUZ SAMM NLSOY
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Vehicle handling: Tire cornering force characteristics, vehicle handling model for plane motions; understeer, oversteer, and neutral steer; roll centers and roll axis; four-wheel steering; articulated vehicle dynamics. Vehicle ride: Passive suspensions; vehicle models for bounce, pitch, and roll; higher order models; description of road surface roughness, optimization of suspension parameters; active suspensions.