Vehicle Body Design (APTE5504)

Level: 
5
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
No
Aim: 
To develop an understanding of principles of modern vehicles body design.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Technology programme to enrol in this course. Restriction: TTEC6311.
Topics include: 

Appropriate selection from following topics
Vehicle body types and characteristics
Full-rail, space frame, sub-frame, monocoque and unitary body construction,
Basis of stress analysis for multiple-element structures, Vehicle body static and dynamic load, Lighting system of a motor vehicle, Fundamentals of aerodynamics, Vehicle body inspection technique
Materials
Application of glass, polymers, metal alloys, synthetic and natural composite materials, Types of glass and its mounting principles
Glass tinting and overlays - restriction and regulations, Vehicle body coating and paint systems, Chemicals in automotive industry - bonding, sealing, corrosion prevention and sound deadening
Ergonomics
Comfort in motor vehicles, Human data for car interior design, Use of physical and virtual manikins, Entrance and exit in vehicles,
Positioning of controls and operating equipment, Drivers visibility limits, Vibration and thermal environment in a vehicle, Practicality and versatility features for different vehicle body configurations
Impact absorbing structures
Statistics and social cost of road accidents, Safety of vulnerable road users and car occupants, Basic concepts of impact physics
low and high speed crashes, Types of impact absorbing structures and their application on different chassis designs
Front, side, rear impacts and rollover
Test methods - crash simulators and computer modelling, Requirements and standards for impact-absorbing properties of vehicle bodies
Social and economic influences
The Life Cycle of a vehicle
production, distribution, use and recycling, Resources, environmental aspects and sustainability, Global and industry organizations, government regulations and TeTiriti o Waitangi
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1067

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
25 Jul 18 - 26 Sep 18 LectureWednesday13:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (170-2033)
17 Oct 18 - 21 Nov 18 LectureWednesday13:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (170-2033)

Class: 1187

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
1 Mar 18 - 12 Apr 18 LectureThursday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (170-2035)
3 May 18 - 28 Jun 18 LectureThursday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (170-2035)

Class: 5243

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
26 Jul 17 - 27 Sep 17 LectureWednesday13:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (180-2044)
18 Oct 17 - 22 Nov 17 LectureWednesday13:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (180-2044)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Technology - Automotive Engineering.

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