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Costruzione di Autoveicoli
Vehicle design
Dario Amodio

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 6
Hours 48
Period II
Language ENG

The course uses the vehicle as an example of interesting and significant "mechanical system" and is addressed to students with good knowledge of the functional, structural and technological aspects of Mechanics.

Learning outcomes
The course enables students to acquire knowledge of the main design solutions used in the modern manufacturing of motor vehicles. This knowledge, by integrating the knowledge gained in the teachings of Applied Mechanics, Machinery and Mechanical Technology, will form the insights that enrich knowledge in the automotive field, so that the student acquires a clear awareness of the wider multidisciplinary context engineering, with a clear reference to the aspects connected with the design of machines and mechanical systems and manufacturing technologies
In order to address advanced design themes, even of considerable complexity, and treat the innovation and development of new products and new technological processes through the application of knowledge, the student must know how to use simulation tools to support design and production, and must be able to analyse the machines and mechanical systems. Such capacity is expressed by professional skills, such as: 1. the ability to choose the most suitable architecture and technical solution to get the desired performance from a vehicle; 2. the ability to implement a numerical or analytical calculation model for the studying of vehicle behavior
The technical discussions held with the teacher during lessons will help improve the degree of technical maturity and the ability to properly assess the appropriateness and effectiveness of each design choice

Technical history of the automobile construction, with a critical review of the evolution of the architecture and construction techniques and a look at possible future developments. Major design, structural and technological aspects of automobile construction: structure of the vehicle, materials and technologies; vehicle dynamics, suspensions and behaviour of tires; structural aspects of power train; the braking system; notes on the aerodynamics of the vehicle.

Development of the examination
The student is asked to present and discuss critically some aspects of construction of automobiles, among those presented during the course.

The student must demonstrate the ability to properly describe the parts of the vehicles presented during the lessons, understand and discuss the major design concepts and theoretical models that underlie it.

The critical analysis capacity of the student I valuated, with regard to architecture, design solutions for the vehicles and appropriate and correct use of design methodologies.

The maximum mark is given to students who demonstrate deep expertise in the topics covered in the lessons, autonomous capacity of critical evaluation of the constructive solutions and use of planning procedures. The minimum mark is assigned to students who demonstrate to understand and properly discuss the main design solutions for passenger cars and their design procedures

Recommended reading
H.Heisler, Vehicle and Engine Technology, SAE Int., 1999. A. Morelli, “Costruzioni automobilistiche”, Istituto Editoriale Internazionale, Milano, 1973. E. Zagatti, R. Zennaro, P. Pasqualetto, “L'assetto dell'autoveicolo”, Levrotto & Bella, Torino. G. Genta, L. Morello*L’autotelaio, 2007volume 1, progetto dei componentivolume 2, progetto dei sistemi H.B. Pacejka *Tyre and vehicle dynamics, 2012

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