Ride and Handling

This course features the basics of vehicle dynamics.

Course Details

Lecture title Ride and Handling
Fahrdynamik und Fahrkomfort
Semester Winter semester
Lecturer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steven Peters
Language German
  • Introduction & History
  • Fundamentals of Vehicle Engineering (incl. Tires, Suspensions, Aerodynamics etc)
  • Longitudinal Dynamics (incl. Engine and Powertrain Characteristics of ICE and BEV)
  • Lateral Dynamics (incl. Single-Track- & Two-track Models, Yaw-Damping, Rear-Axle-Steering, Torque Vectoring, Testing Maneuvers)
  • Comfort (incl. Vertical Dynamics, NVH)
  • Vehicle Dynamics of Trucks
  • Current Trends (e.g. Vehicle Dynamics and Automated Driving)
  • Vehicle Dynamics in Motorsport (Guest: Martin Füchtner, Technical Director Formula E, Porsche AG)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Software (Guest: Dr.-Ing. Michael Viehof, Engineer for Vehicle Dynamics Software, Mercedes-AMG GmbH)

Date and location of lecture tbd
Date and location of tutorial tbd
Material online: Moodle (for signed in students only)
Date of exam Exams at FZD
Further info Course schedule