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Passive Vehicle Safety

Module name (EN): Passive Vehicle Safety
Degree programme: Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: FT19.1
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 6V (6 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 7
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 90 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
FT19.1 Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015, semester 5, mandatory course
FT19.1 Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 5, mandatory course
FT19.1 Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 5, mandatory course
90 class hours (= 67.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 210 hours (equivalent to 7 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 142.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
FT04.1 Introduction to Automotive Engineering
FT04.2 Engineering Drawing
FT04.3 Engineering Mechanics I
FT04.4 Material Science
FT04.5 Principles of Design Engineering
FT09.1 Engineering Mechanics II
FT09.2 Machine Elements
FT09.3 Strength of Materials

[updated 27.01.2016]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
FT29 Compulsory Elective

[updated 03.04.2019]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Jörg Hoffmann
Prof. Dr. Jörg Hoffmann

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- evaluate traffic accidents and analyze the characteristics of different vehicle collisions
- define design features for the layout of crash energy absorbing vehicle structures  
- apply their knowledge to the design and development of occupant and pedestrian protection systems

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Module content:
- Areas of automotive safety
- Accident research
- Biomechanics
- Safety measures
- Sensor technology for accident detection
- Safety review and evaluation
- Experimental and computational simulation
- Passive safety in the vehicle development process

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Teaching methods/Media:
- Lecture notes, transparencies and vehicle presentations, handouts, exercises

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Recommended or required reading:
Lecture notes mit exercises
As well as:
- Kramer, Integrale Sicherheit von Kraftfahrzeugen, Springer Vieweg
- Seiffert, Wech, Automotive Safety Handbook, Professional Engineering Publishing
- Seiffert, Fahrzeugsicherheit, VDI Verlag

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