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Vehicle Superstructures and Lightweight Construction

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Vehicle Superstructures and Lightweight Construction
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: FT16.1
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.
P242-0028, P242-0029
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.
6V (6 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: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 90 min.

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

FT16.1 (P242-0028, P242-0029) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 4, mandatory course
FT16.1 (P242-0028, P242-0029) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 4, mandatory course
FT16.1 (P242-0028, P242-0029) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 4, mandatory course
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).
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
FT14 Fundamental Principles of Automotive Engineering

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
FT29 Compulsory Elective

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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:
- design a vehicle superstructure, body components and modules based on the package and specification requirements specified by the law and the market,
- apply the methods and processes of car body design and development,
- design and develop simple structures according to the principles of lightweight construction.

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Module content:
Boundary conditions in vehicle construction
Design and packaging
Platform strategy and modularization
Automotive development process
Construction methods, body styles, vehicle systems and modules
Requirements for the vehicle body and its design features
- Functional design
- Principles of lightweight design
- Materials and their special design rules
- Lightweight structures

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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
- Friedrich, Leichtbau in der Fahrzeugtechnik, Springer Vieweg
- Grabner, Nothhaft, Konstruieren von Pkw-Karosserien, Springer
- Henning, Moeller, Handbuch Leichtbau, Hanser Verlag
- Friedrich, Leichtbau in der Fahrzeugtechnik, Springer Vieweg

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