Third-Cycle Courses

Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course MVKF15F valid from Autumn 2020

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  • English
  • Once every semester
  • The objective of the course is to provide broad knowledge and fundamental skills within the field of road vehicles, their function and why they are designed as they are.
  • The course deals with road vehicles, such as cars, trucks and buses. First a general description of road vehicles and relevant definitions is given. The historical development is presented. The connection between vehicle properties and the requirements from different users and applications are explained. The course also contains an overview of vehicle safety and environmental issues. The application of fundamental principles, concepts and equations to grip, kinematics and vehicle dynamics through the systems of tyres, suspension, chassis and bodywork; aerodynamics and ergonomics; conventional, electrical and hybrid power trains, transmissions, drive trains and braking systems is taught and practically investigated. Autonomous drive and use of augmented reality is presented and demonstrated.
    The course contains lectures, exercises, laboratory exercises and projects. Company visits, lectures from industry experts and interaction with the formula student project are all part of the course.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to explain of the design and functions of the main components of modern road vehicles
    be able to describe the relation between the application and the design of road vehicles and the user, as well as the impact on the environment
    be able to explain on a conceptual level tyre grip, vehicle road-holding & comfort (over/under-steer/bounce/pitch and yaw), crash-dynamics, aerodynamic stability, propulsion & braking performance.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to judge and estimate on a conceptual level the impact on vehicle road-holding & comfort (grip/over/under-steer/bounce/pitch/yaw/vibration), crash-dynamics, aerodynamic stability, propulsion and braking performance due to fundamental vehicle design choices.
    be able to analyse, select and design tyres, propulsion systems (engine & transmission), brake systems, spring/damper systems for a given vehicle application, road conditions and driving conditions.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to communicate verbally and in writing with the teachers of the course as well as with the student peers, on relevant matter for the subjects of the course.
    be able to demonstrate written communication skills that are well-structured, learning-oriented and illustrative (applicable reports and other written examination).
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises
  • Project
  • Study visit
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written report
  • Written assignments
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • None
Selection Criteria
  • Verhelst, S.: Automotive Technology.
  • Available through the course
Further Information
  • The course is given in Swedish, but can be given in English on request.
Course code
  • MVKF15F
Administrative Information
  • 2020-08-25
  • Anders Gustafsson / FUN

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

3 course occasions.

Course code ▽ Course Name ▽ Division ▽ Established ▽ Course syllabus valid from ▽ Start Date ▽ End Date ▽ Published ▽
MVKF15F Introduction to Vehicle Systems Energy Sciences 2020‑08‑26 Autumn 2020 2020‑08‑31 (approximate) 2020‑11‑01 2020‑08‑26
MVKF15F Introduction to Vehicle Systems Energy Sciences 2021‑05‑21 Autumn 2020 2021‑08‑30 (approximate) 2021‑10‑31 2021‑05‑21
MVKF15F Introduction to Vehicle Systems Energy Sciences 2022‑06‑13 Autumn 2020 2022‑08‑29 (approximate) 2022‑10‑29 2022‑06‑13

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