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Course Objectives

At the end of this course, students will

- have a basic understanding of the cornering force characteristics of pneumatic tires,

- be able to analyze the plane motions of road vehicles using the bicycle model,

- extend the use of the bicycle model to the handling analysis of articulated vehicles,

- have an insight into the the basic ideas of four wheel steering and the classical control strategies,

- be familiar with various higher order vehicle models used for handling analysis,

- understand the basic ride motions of vehicles,

- be able to model vehicles for ride studies and model road surfaces as inputs to these models,

- obtain the response of vehicle models to road inputs and evaluate the ride quality,

- be familiar with the design and optimization of passive and active suspension systems.