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2015-2016 Catalog

ME 477 The Need for Speed: Motorsport Engineering

Motorsport Engineering is a one semester course that applies concepts from thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, rigid body dynamics, vibrations, and system dynamics to model and analyze the motion and design of performance road vehicles. Topics include steady state and transient phenomena in chassis, aerodynamics, and power train modeling of cars and trucks. Students will be given the opportunity to analyze data from real vehicles, perform experiments involving engines and aerodynamics, and build a vehicle simulation from the ground up.


ME 240, ME 354




This is a Technical Elective.