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Pablo Romero

Having completed two BSc's in Spain and Denmark, Pablo would move to the UK to complete an MSc in Motorsport Engineering at Oxford Brookes University. Upon graduating, Pablo managed to land a job at Renault F1 as a Composite Design Engineer, before fulfilling the equivalent role at McLaren F1 in 2019. After 3 years in Formula 1, Pablo would move across to the Automotive sector with Gordon Murray Design, before joining up with the newly founded ARRIVAL where he works to this day.
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Vehicle Dynamics Basics

Review of Physics Principles


Module Summary

How do tyres work? Introduction

How do tyres work? Lateral dynamics

How do tyres work? Longitudinal dynamics

How do tyres work? Combined forces

Tyre modelling: Linear tyre model

Tyre modelling: Pacejka tyre model

Tyre modelling: Other tyre models

Tyre characterization

Magic Formula in MATLAB/Simulink

Module Summary


Low speed cornering

The bicycle model

MATLAB/Simulink modelling

Steady state response: Understeer and Oversteer

Steady state response: Critical and Characteristic speed

Steady state reponse: Neutral Steer point

Transient reponse

Transient response: Step response

Transient response: Frequency response

Module Summary


Braking performance. Equations of motion

Braking performance. Load transfer

Braking performance. Maximum deceleration

Braking performance. Brake balance

Braking performance. Brake model

Braking performance. MATLAB/Simulink modelling

Driving performance. Equations of motion

Driving performance. Load transfer

Driving performance. Powertrain model

Driving performance. MATLAB/Simulink modelling

Module Summary


Suspension role

Sprung and unsprung mass

Suspension components. Springs

Suspension components. Dampers

Suspension components. Installation ratio

Suspension components. Other components

Module Summary


The power of isolation

Quarter car model: Equations of motion

Quarter car model: Natural frequency and damping ratio

Quarter car model: MATLAB/Simulink modelling

4-DOF model: Equations of motion

4-DOF model: Ride frequency ratio

4-DOF model: MATLAB/Simulink modelling

Out of plane model: Roll centre and load transfer

Out of plane model: Equations of motion

Out of plane model: Equations of motion summary

Module Summary

 Module Introduction


Parametric models

Multi-body software

Vehicle development

Module Summary

Lifetime access


Access Duration: Lifetime     ⓘ

Duration for which video lessons, downloadables, quizzes and assignments will be made available from the time of enrolment.

Mode of Delivery: Online     ⓘ

Lessons are managed by experienced course leaders leveraging online means.

E-mail support     ⓘ

We provide support throughout the duration of the course.

Certification     ⓘ

A certificate will be awarded upon course completion so you can share your achievement with your network.

Interact with instructor     ⓘ

Network with motorsport engineering professionals and receive the advice you are looking for.

Assignment     ⓘ

Impress your course leaders by excelling at the challenges they present to you.

Watch lessons in any order     ⓘ

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