May 26, 2024  
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AUTE 4060U – Automotive Structural Design


This course focuses on design, analysis and manufacture of vehicle structure. Students will learn about the fundamental design aspect in different categories of vehicles and practice design procedures useful for different vehicle structures. The various manufacturing and assembly techniques used in production of the vehicle structure will be introduced. The course contents include a review of fundamental vehicle loads and their estimation, terminology and overview of vehicle structure types including Body-On-Chassis, Ladder Frame, Grillage Frame, Backbone, Monocoque, Space frame, unitary body structures, torsion and bending stiffness, Stiffness optimization, fatigue analysis, Design and analysis of body subassemblies and model variants, sizing of sections and joints, Engineering Materials and their incorporation into vehicle design, Material property charts, Material selection, Auto body design, Crashworthiness and its influence on vehicle design.
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Tutorial hours: 2
Prerequisite(s): AUTE 2010U  and MECE 3220U  



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