Ride and Handling

This course features the basics of vehicle dynamics.

New lecture content: In winter semester 23/24 the ride and handling lecture will be held by Prof. Peters for the first time and with new course content and exciting guest lectures from industry!

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)
  • 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 Mondays, 16.10.23-05.02.24 | 13:30-16:05 h | L301/A91
Date and location of tutorial Thursdays, 19.10.23-08.02.24 | 13:30-15:10 h | L301/A91
Material online: Moodle (for signed in students only)
Date of exam Exams at FZD
Further info Course schedule