Week 3, S-MECH-3: Vehicle Dynamics and Control

Engineering Outreach, University of Toronto - St. George Campus

Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015
St. George Campus TorontoONCanada  M5S 0A7
Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015
St. George Campus TorontoONCanada  M5S 0A7

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What's Included

In this course, students will explore the key factors involved in vehicle control. Suspension and chassis design will be considered using Newtonian mechanics and differential equations. Various suspension systems will be discussed with respect to vehicle performance and passenger comfort. The electronic control unit will be discussed in terms of its role in anti-lock braking, traction control and electronic stability control systems. Students will learn the mechanics of generating downforce, minimizing aerodynamic drag, and its effect on straight line and cornering performance. Various mathematical and computational methods will be explored to further describe these systems. By the week’s end, students will employ their understanding to build a working model of an independent suspension vehicle.

About This Organizer

The Engineering Student Outreach Office (ESOO), created in Fall 2009, manages and administers the core outreach programs offered by the Faculty. We act as the central unit for outreach activities promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to a wide audience. We design and deliver programs centrally, and coordinate the activities by other entities including student organizations, Faculty members, and Departments. The vast majority of outreach activities supported by ESOO are pre-university programming.

The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is committed to inspiring youth within the community and across the world through outreach programming that focuses on engineering and applied sciences. These programs range from summer live-in programs to weekend courses during the fall and spring terms.

Below is a listing of our current program offerings. Click on the links to find out more about each program.

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  • Engineering Outreach, University of Toronto

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