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# Vehicle Dynamics I: Accelerating and Braking

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## Overview

In this first part of Vehicle Dynamics, we illuminate the longitudinal dynamic aspects of vehicles.
Clear and brief: acceleration and braking.
In Detail: After an introduction, we will look at driving resistances and slip, explain the demand of power and limits of a car, then clarify the needs for a clutch and gears and look at the rear and front weights during acceleration and braking. The course will be finished by two applications from automotive mechatronics.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course you will …

• understand basic principles of accelerating and braking a car.
• know the driving resistances and their influences on vehicle dynamics.
• understand the discrepancy between demands and limits of powertrain.
• understand the necessity of gears and clutch.
• understand the correlation between braking, wheel load and recovery of energy.
• be able to calculate simple properties of a car.
What do I have to know?

Some basic understanding of the following subjects will help you successfully participate in this course: Algebra; Trigonometric Functions; Differential Calculus; Linear Algebra; Vectors; Coordinate Systems; Force, Torque, Equilibrium; Mass, Center of Gravity, Moment of Inertia; Method of Sections, Friction, Newton's Law, (Lagrange's Equation)

Approx. 3 hours per week and exam preparation

Do I get a certificate?

Students participating in this course can earn the official Statement of Participation.

Requirements for receiving the Statement of Participation are to participate in the final exam.

Martin Meywerk

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