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Fundamentals of Motorcycle Engineering

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Fundamentals of Motorcycle Engineering
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: FT57
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P241-0155, P241-0310
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+1U (3 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

FT57 (P241-0155, P241-0310) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 6, optional course
FT57 (P241-0155, P241-0310) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 6, optional course
FT57 (P241-0155, P241-0310) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 6, optional course
MAB. (P241-0155) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , optional course, technical
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
45 class hours (= 33.75 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 56.25 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
FT11 Fundamentals of Piston Engines, Pumps and Compressors
FT17 Automotive Engineering I
FT18 Numerical Mathematics and Numerical Simulation
FT21 Vehicle Combustion Engines
FT22 Automotive Engineering II

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Tiemann
M.Eng. Christopher Herz

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this part of the module, students will have an overview of the technology and driving dynamics of motorcycles and be able to understand and analyze the application and design of individual motocycle components and assemblies according to the state of the art. This includes wheel-tire combinations, spring elements, brake systems, frame constructions, the motorcycle fork, electrical chassis control systems, as well as the drive train and drive unit.
Students will be able to name and evaluate driving dynamic parameters of motorcycles and to qualitatively assess their effects on the driving behavior of the motorcycles.
They will have gained insight into road tests, chassis dynamometers, as well as simulation programs that are used in the motorcycle development process.
Students will be familiar with the most important development tools used for the development of motorcycles and will be able to carry out or call for specific development steps in their later professional engineering career.

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Module content:
Motorcycle market, chassis geometry, longitudinal dynamics, tires, rims, driving stability, lateral dynamics, spring/damper elements, suspension strut linkage, drive systems, brakes, traction control, forks, all-wheel drive systems, frame, vertical dynamics, simulation and test bench, measurement technology in road tests, ergonomics, aerodynamics, engines

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Teaching methods/Media:
Seminaristic lecture with lecture notes
Experiements related to specific questions

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Recommended or required reading:
Motorradtechnik _ Jürgen Stoffregen, ISBN 978-3834817167
Motorcycle Dynamics (Second Edition) - Vittore Cossalter, ISBN 978-1430308614
Motorcycle Handling And Chassis Design - Tony Foale, ISBN 84-933286-3-4
Radführungen der Straßenfahrzeuge _ Wolfgang Matschinsky, ISBN  978-3-540-71196-4
Development Trends of Motorcycles I - IV _ Stan Cornel, ISBN 978-3816925491
Fahrwerkstuning für Motorräder _ John Robinson, ISBN 978-3613014435
Motorcycle Design and Technology _ Gaetano Cocco, ISBN 978-8879113441
Fortschrittliche Motorradtechnik _ Helmut Werner Bönsch, ISBN 3-613-01054-2

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