Course code TMP270

TMP270 Machine- and Vehicle Dynamics

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Course responsible: Geir Taxth Terjesen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2014V
Last time: 2015H
Preferential right:

Technology(M-MPP, M-IØ)

Course contents:
The course consists of a lecture period lasting ten weeks. The lectures include, among other things, braking theory, steering and geometry of wheel suspension, transmission theory, engine theory and interaction between engine and transmission. An introduction to vibration analyses and traffic accident analysis is also given.
Learning outcome:

After the course has been completed, students will have gained competence in design of brakes and wheel suspension of simple vehicles. The students should be familiar to the factors affecting driving resistance and be able to choose engine and transmission to accomplish wanted vehicle behavior and fuel consumption. In addition they should be able to do simple vibration analyses, propose actions to reduce vibration problems and have gained competence in traffic accident analysis.

Learning activities:
The course is based on a combination of lectures, exercises and demonstrations. The students will applay their skills in engineering design to construct combined vehicle elements.
Teaching support:
Exercises are followed up by supervision. The teacher is available for support via e-mail and during given office hours.
Terjesen, Geir, 2014: Maskin- og kjøretøydynamikk. Compendium for the course TMP270, 1432 Ås, 200 pages (compendium under preparation)

The course is adjusted to students that have completed their fundamental technological and engineering courses.

Recommended prerequisites:

TMP220 and TBM250 or equivalent from other institution.

Mandatory activity:

Ten compulsory assignments must be approved, before the student takes the written examination.


Three hour written exam. Ten compulsory assignments must be approved before the student can enter the exam. The exam is a test of the students skills with regard to calculation and engineering design tasks.

Nominal workload:

Lectures with homework and compulsory assignments: ca. 150 hours.

Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 50 hours. Comulsory assignments and litterature study:100 hours.
The course is elective and it is suitable for students from their forth year of study and requires that their fundamental technological courses in Machine Design, Process and Product Development are done. Alternatively students from other colleges with bachelor in machine design.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: Written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått