Automobile Engineering for Development 1
TeachersMAKITA MasashiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 3 1st semest [Department of Mechanical and Precision System, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number1L301

Course Description

In this course, using the knowledge of special subjects such as thermodynamics, material dynamics, mechanical mechanics, fluid dynamics, etc. necessary for the development of automobiles, you will acquire basic knowledge for designing automobiles. In addition, practice and assignments are carried out based on group work and communication skills are acquired. In this course, you will acquire knowledge and techniques on Diploma Policy 2,4,5.

Course Objectives

・Students can explain the special subjects required for the design of the car.
・Through group work, students can solve the assignments necessary for the design of automobiles.

Grading Policy

Grades will be evaluated by intermediate assignment (60%), final assignment (40%).

Textbook and Reference

TextbookTextbook: None.
Reference: 「Understandable automotive engineering」, Kenji Higuchi, etc. Nissin Publishing, ISBN:978-4817301383.



We will take attendance every time. Attendance of 2/3 or more is required to acquire the unit of lecture.



1Overview of performance and functional design of automobiles and components

2Vehicle dynamics 1 : Basics of vehicle dynamics

3Vehicle dynamics 2 : Tire dynamics

4Vehicle dynamics 3 : Tire dynamics

5Practical training : Calculation of vehicle dynamics

6Intermediate assignment : Calculation of vehicle dynamics
7Vehicle dynamics 4 : Steering and vehicle motion
8Vehicle dynamics 5 : Steering and rolling motion of the vehicle

9Vehicle dynamics 6 : Pivoting motion of the vehicle

10Practical training : Calculation of vehicle dynamics
11Intermediate assignment : Calculation of vehicle dynamics
12Crash safety 1 : Real world accident and vehicle collision performance
13Crash safety 2 : Collision performance and occupant injury
14Crash safety 3 : Occupant safety
15Final assignment, summary