Vehicle Dynamics Modelling and Simulation
Vehicle Dynamics is a field dedicated to understanding vehicle motion, focusing on how vehicles respond to driver inputs and environmental factors. It plays a crucial role in the development and design of race cars, significantly influencing their construction and performance.
This course offers a comprehensive overview of vehicle dynamics theory and its practical application. It involves the creation of dynamic system models using MATLAB/Simulink. A wide range of case studies are included, encompassing various aspects of vehicle response such as tyre dynamics, lateral and longitudinal dynamics, vertical/ride dynamics, and suspension considerations.
About this course
- 65 Lessons
- Approximate time to complete course: 12 hours
Vehicle Dynamics Self-Paced Course
Modelling and Simulation
- Lifetime Access to course materials
- Ask questions and get feedback from the instructor
- Earn an industry-recognised course certificate
- Learn at your own pace & watch lessons in any order
- Quizzes and assignments included
What You'll Learn
- Understand the fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics theory
- Demonstrate knowledge of the overall Modelling & Simulation within Automotive and Motorsport Vehicle Dynamics
- Create and interpret vehicle system models in MATLAB/Simulink
- Learn how to analyse the dynamic response of a race car through simulations conducted within the MATLAB/Simulink environment
- Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics
- Tyre Dynamics Lateral Dynamics
- Longitudinal Dynamics
- Vehicle Suspension
- Vertical Dynamics
- Vehicle Dynamics in the Automotive Industry
The course also includes career advice and practical assignments that model working as a vehicle dynamics engineer.
This course is for you if...
You are a student or professional with an interest in Vehicle Dynamics, Modelling and Simulation
You want to learn about the specific techniques, methods and tasks of a Vehicle Dynamics Modelling and Simulation Engineer and develop skills in MATLAB/Simulink
You’re ready to boost your CV and start a career in Vehicle Dynamics, Modelling and Simulation
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Meet your course instructor
Javier boasts extensive experience in both Motorsport and the Automotive industry. He has primarily worked at Applus+ IDIADA, where he focused on developing four-wheeled vehicles for global markets. Additionally, Javier brings significant expertise in the design and production of motorbikes. His educational background spans Spain and the UK, including an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and an MSc in Motorsport Engineering from Oxford Brookes. During his studies, Javier co-founded BASS Racing, a motorbike team that built upon his experience from the university’s MotoStudent project.
After graduating from Oxford Brookes, Javier embarked on a career in MotoGP as a Project Engineer with KTM. He later returned to Spain to rejoin IDIADA, taking on various roles in Vehicle Dynamics & Simulation. More recently, Javier has been involved in teaching courses at UPC and has expanded his expertise in Multi-Body Simulation into the Renewable Energy sector.
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Impress your course leaders by excelling at the challenges they present to you.
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Receive feedback from our course leaders so you can understand areas of improvement.
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