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ES3A9 - Design for Vehicle Safety

  • Module code: ES3A9
  • Module name: Design for Vehicle Safety
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This key automotive-specific module will introduce the concept of design for vehicle safety. The module aims to promote an understanding and an interest in the issues of design for safety for the vehicle structure as well as considering some of the automotive systems which contribute to safety aspects. This module will draw upon the close links that WMG has with the automotive industry to deliver industry-relevant theory and applied engineering.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to: • Evaluate and understand the scientific and engineering principles, including materials science and mechanical engineering concepts that underpin the design of an automobile for the safety of the occupants and other road users and apply them to smaller scale industrial-oriented case studies • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of future direction of the design of safety systems and structures within the vehicle engineering sector and adapt current knowledge accordingly • Appreciate the role and use of HMI systems in vehicle engineering, including in-vehicle technologies • Obtain a working knowledge of the legislative, social and environmental factors relevant to safety in automotive systems and apply them in specific case studies • Gain an appreciation of the role of mathematical modelling and CAE in design for failure analysis and apply the mathematical modelling for simple case studies in vehicle structure • Communicate the engineering discussions, related to vehicle safety, in a professional and scientific manner

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures 30 x 1hr = 30 hours Examples classes 2 x 1hr = 2 hours Laboratory sessions 2 x 3h = 6 hours Total contact hours = 38

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year3/es3a9

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material, theory and lab exercises. Both Exam and assignments must be passed

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3A9-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Assignment 30%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 70%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H330) - Year 3
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 3
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 3
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 4
  • BEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H339) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 3
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 4
Optional
  • BEng Engineering (H106) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 4
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 3
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN12) - Year 3
  • BEng Engineering Business Management with Intercalated Year (HN17) - Year 4