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Vehicle Superstructures and Lightweight Construction

Module name (EN): Vehicle Superstructures and Lightweight Construction
Degree programme: Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: FT16.1
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 6V (6 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 7
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
German
Assessment:
Written exam 90 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
FT16.1 Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015, semester 4, mandatory course
FT16.1 Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 4, mandatory course
FT16.1 Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 4, mandatory course
Workload:
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


[updated 12.02.2020]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Jörg Hoffmann
Lecturer:
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
Production
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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