At a glance
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- Duration5 days
- LocationNSWC Crane, Indiana, USA
What you will learn
On completion students should be able to:
- describe the elements and systems that form the vehicle chassis and give typical examples for military and civilian vehicles,
- demonstrate using simplified vehicle dynamic models a fundamental understanding of ride and handling,
- evaluate the performance of suspension systems and components for tracked and wheeled vehicles both theoretically and experimentally,
- demonstrate an understanding of the practical issues involved in the design of military and civilian vehicles when considering the ride and handling,
- critically evaluate proposed chassis designs and modifications in relation to ride and handling.
- human response to vibration (HRV),
- terrain modelling,
- suspension types, selection and design for military vehicles,
- modelling, simulation and testing of suspension systems and components, this includes transient, frequency random response,
- spring and damper types, selection and characteristics,
- effects of noise.
- tyres for military and civilian vehicles and their behaviour,
- wheeled and tracked vehicles at low and high speed including steady state and transient response.
The course includes laboratories and demonstrations on single wheel station rigs (active and/or passive), tyre testing, suspension testing using a four post facility, steering of tracked vehicle at low speed and tours of our extensive vehicle and exhibit halls.
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Who should attendThis course is aimed at young engineers who are starting a career in the motor industry and managers who need to have an appreciation of vehicle dynamics, and have an appropriate degree or experience.
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