Description
OFF-ROAD VEHICLE DYNAMICS
Students will learn the theory behind the dynamic systems integral to an off-road vehicle, including engine, transmission, and suspension. Theory will be applied to the development of proposals for the design of off-road vehicles. Subjects include: researching and developing engine performing data; dynamics of rotating mass - engine balancing, inertia loads of driveline, torsional stiffness of driveline; modeling the performance of a Continuously Variable Transmission; frame stiffness and fatigue life under impact loading; suspension design and tuning; tire to soil interface.
Details
Grading Basis
Letter Grade
Units
3
Component
Laboratory - Required
Lecture - Required
Recitation - Required
Offering
Course
ME 1061
Academic Group
UPITT - Johnstown
Academic Organization
UPJ - Engineering
Campus
Johnstown Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: ME 1027 and ME 0024
Typically Offered
Fall