Automotive Engineering III from IKA Aachen.

This course covers the following areas :-

  • Platforms and Modules
  • Aerodynamics, Design and Packaging
  • Onboard and Lighting Systems
  • Driver Assistance Systems

Automotive Engineering II from IKA Aachen.

This course covers the following areas :

  • Road Excitation and Vertical Characteristics of Tires
  • Elements of the Suspension System
  • Vertical Vehicle Dynamics
  • Lateral Charateristics of Tires
  • Basics of Lateral Dynamics
  • Steering Systems and Axle Concepts

This course was provided by IKA Aachen and covers the following areas :

  • Power and Energy Demand
  • Energy Supply and Energy Conversion
  • Drivetrain - Energy Supply and Energy Conversion
  • Components and Layout of a Vehicle Drivetrain
  • Driving Dynamics - Driving Dynamics limited by Power
  • Driving Dyanmics - Driving Performance limited by Friction

These two lectures were recorded at a Royal Society of Arts event hosted by the University of Birminghams Hydrogen Fuel Cell group on 21st October 2009.

This free course has been developed by the Craftsmanship project team, working on the Premium Automotive Research and Development programme at Warwick University. It is intended to assist component supplier engineers to achieve a high level of craftsmanship during the manufacturing stage of the overall production process.

The course covers three important and related subjects which are particularly relevant to the delivery of automotive trim components. These are:

  • Fixtures and gauging media
  • Measurement systems and reporting
  • Consumer product auditing

The knowledge being disseminated through this course is the result of a three year research programme at Warwick University, which saw numerous collaborations with automotive and automotive-related companies, both within the West Midlands and across the UK. These companies include automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), component suppliers throughout the supply chain, and enabling suppliers, such as measurement system providers, gauge makers and software companies.

This course is video based and consists of edited video footage of a three day session on crashworthiness held at Aston University in April 2003. It consists of 15.5 hours of video material split into 28 seperate video presentations of varying length.