Course: Design of Road Vehicles I

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Course title Design of Road Vehicles I
Course code KDPD/PKS1K
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hanus Petr, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Tesař Miroslav, doc. Ing. CSc.
Course content
Vehicle frames and bodies. Rigid axles - driven, drive, steering. Swinging axle - driven, drive, steering. Vehicle wheel, rims, tyres. Leaf spring, spiral spring, torsion-bar spring suspension. Rubber, air, hydropnuematic, rubber- liquid suspension. Shock absorbers, stabilizers. Requirements on steering, steering geometry, steering mechanism. Steering parts, ball joints, steering rods, steering gearboxes. Steeering boosters, all-wheel steering. Kinds and constructions of drum and disc brakes. Hydraulic electronic brake systems of passenger cars, lorries, towed vehicle. Anti-lock brake regulating systems.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration, Projection
Learning outcomes
Subject objective is acquainting students with basics of structural design of road vehicle chassis particular parts, with their working, characteristics etc.
After complete the examination of this subject student is able to draw, describe and explain function of particular construction of vehicle frames and bodies, axles, wheels, rims and tyres, suspension, shock absorbers, stabilizers, steering and breaks. He is able to evaluate particular constructions from view of their functions and characteristics.
Encompassment of mathematics, physics, technical mechanics and parts of machines is supposed.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

During semester and also during final examination students must demonstrate understanding of all constructions and self-orientation in particular mechanism of car chassis problems to the extent of talked over subject matter. Concrete requirements will be told the students in the first week of semester.
Recommended literature
  • Gscheidle, Rolf. Příručka pro automechanika. Praha: Sobotáles, 2002. ISBN 80-85920-83-2.
  • MATĚJKA, Rostislav. Vozidlá silniční dopravy I. Vydavateľstvo technickej a ekonomickej literatúry, Bratislava, 1988.
  • Vlk, František. Karosérie motorových vozidel : ergonomika, biomechanika, pasivní bezpečnost, kolize, struktura, materiály. Brno: Nakladatelství a vydavatelství Vlk, 2000. ISBN 80-238-5277-9.
  • Vlk, František. Podvozky motorových vozidel : pneumatiky a kola, zavěšení kol, nápravy, odpružení, řídící ústrojí, brzdové soustavy. Brno: Nakladatelství a vydavatelství Vlk, 2000. ISBN 80-238-5274-4.
  • Vlk, František. Stavba motorových vozidel : [osobní automobily, autobusy, nákladní automobily, jízdní soupravy, ergonomika, biomechanika, struktura, kolize, materiály]. Brno: Nakladatelství a vydavatelství Vlk, 2003. ISBN 80-238-8757-2.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Transport Engineering Transport Means: Road Vehicles (2016) Transportation and communications 3 Winter
Faculty of Transport Engineering Transport Means: Road Vehicles (2014) Transportation and communications 2 Summer
Faculty of Transport Engineering Transport Means: Road Vehicles (2013) Transportation and communications 2 Summer