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Passive Vehicle Safety

Module name (EN): Passive Vehicle Safety
Degree programme: Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: FT19.1
SAP-Submodule-No.: P242-0071, P242-0072
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 (P242-0071, P242-0072) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015, semester 5, mandatory course
FT19.1 (P242-0071, P242-0072) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 5, mandatory course
FT19.1 (P242-0071, P242-0072) 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

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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:
- 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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