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2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ME 455/455L Vehicle Dynamics/Lab

Credits: (2-1) 3

Fundamental principles and practices of modern automotive chassis and suspension design, operation and testing are presented in this course. The dynamics of acceleration, braking, ride and handling are covered. Steady state cornering using the standard bicycle model is covered in detail. Laboratory work involves shock absorber and spring testing and the setup and evaluation of Formula SAE and Mini Baja chassis. Students must complete a chassis design project.

Prerequisites: ME 352  
Corequisites: ME 455L

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