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ES4A3 - Automobile Systems, Dynamics and Control

  • Module code: ES4A3
  • Module name: Automobile Systems, Dynamics and Control
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Automobiles are made up of primary subsystems which individually behave as dynamic systems. The aims of this module are: to introduce techniques and computer tools for modelling, predicting, analysing and understanding the behaviour of the individual primary systems in automobiles, and the interactions between these primary systems; and to promote understanding of the role of on-board control systems in automobiles

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: 1. Model the dynamic behaviour of primary subsystems which govern the operation of automobiles and their interaction using mathematical and graphical model techniques. 2. Translate customer requirements into key performance measures for vehicle subsystems balancing requirements as appropriate following Systems Engineering methodology 3. Model and describe the international standard tests which evaluate vehicle dynamic performance 4. Consider changing modelling requirements over vehicle lifecycle. 5. Apply methods from control theory to both passive and active dynamic systems to describe stability and vehicle response.

Timetabled teaching activities

27 x 1 hr lectures 2 x 1 hr seminars 2 x 1 hr revision classes 1 x 4 hr laboratory sessions TOTAL 35 Hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/es4a3

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the module Students must pass examination and coursework both »40%. Module pass mark »50%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4A3-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Assignment 30%
  2 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

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30G) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30H) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30P) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (H320) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33A) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33B) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33C) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63A) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63B) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH63) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 5