Experiments in chassis engineering
TeachersMAKITA MasashiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 3 1st semest [Department of Mechanical and Precision System, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategoryBasic Major Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective Requisites 2credit
 Syllabus Number1L206

Course Description

You will learn how to measure the motion of a vehicle. You will learn how to analyze the movement of a car from the measured data and how to evaluate the driving behavior.
In addition, students will acquire the knowledge necessary for safe driving through tasks.
As the experiments are carried out in groups, students will also improve their communication skills.
In this course, you will acquire knowledge and techniques on Diploma Policy 2,3,4,5.

Course Objectives

・Students will be able to explain the different movements of the cars based on the different experimental results.
・Students will be able to create an experimental plan and an experiment result report.
・Through group work, students are able to solve the tasks necessary for automobile design.

Grading Policy

Grades will be evaluated by intermediate assignment (70%), final assignment (30%).

Textbook and Reference



Please do not be absent or be late for practical training.



1・Basics of chassis performance : Engineering of running, turning, and stopping
・Design of experiments (1): group work
2Design of experiments (2): group work, Presentation of the experimental design
3Numerical experiment (1): Learning the operation of automobile motion simulation (numerical experiment) and run simulation
4Numerical experiment (1): Run simulations and summary of simulation results
5Intermediate task (1): Report creation
6Numerical experiment (2): Run simulation of different conditions
7Numerical experiment (2): Analysis and summary of simulation results (group work)
8Intermediate task (2): Report on numerical experiment (2)
9Numerical experiment (3): Construction of countermeasure plans (group work)
10Numerical experiment (3): Construction of countermeasure plans, Presentation of the countermeasure plans(group work)
11Numerical experiment (3): Verification of countermeasures plans
12Numerical experiment (3): Verification of countermeasures plans, Establishment of countermeasures plans
13Numerical experiment (3): Establishment of countermeasures plans, Presentation of countermeasures plan(1)
14Numerical experiment (3): Presentation of countermeasures plan(1), Report on numerical experiment (3)
15Final assignment, summary