Teaching Modules

Teaching Modules Contents Totale hours ECTS/CFU
1)      Total Vehicle Design





Lecturer: P. Massai

International Scenario and methodology process. Total vehicle benchmark Analyses. Methodology processes for total vehicle Design. Aerodynamics for Dynamics performances improvement and fuel consumption control. Integration between Aerodynamics and Style. 150 6
2)      Fundamental Driving Dynamics







Lecturer: V. Cibrario

The role of K&C Rig Testing with CAE models. Chassis subsystem modeling for R&H. Full vehicle virtual prototypes for Handling and Ride-Comfort. Road loads data prediction. Multi-attribute balancing. Coordinating with Control system development. Advanced experimental body modal contribution techniques. Integrated Engineering development process. Advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. 100 4
3)          Virtual Dynamics Design and Simulation



Lecturer: F. Ambrogi

Multibody analyses introduction. Adams Car. Real-time analyses. From real-time virtual Dynamics to Dynamic driving simulator. 100 4
4) Materials and Structural Design


Lecturers: A. Rottigni


Lecturers: P. Venini



Materials for the Automotive Engineering. Technologies. Processes. Performances.


Topological optimization methods for chassis and components verifications.

100 4
5) Propulsion: IC & Hybrid








Lecturers: G. Bonandrini, T. Lucchini, E. Bassi, F. Benzi

Internal combustion engines. Main features and performances. Engine architectures. Fuel consumptions and perfomances. Electric motors. Generators. Batteries and accumulators. Power supply system. Recharge systems. Connection systems. Cable connection wires. Protocols. Diagnostics. 50 2
6) Vehicle Dynamics Control



Lecturer: A. Ferrara

Introduction to control systems and regulators. Breaking control systems, stability control systems and traction control systems, Vector control. 25 1
7) Total Vehicle Testing and Development






Lecturer: P. Massai

Total vehicle development process, experimental and CAE. Standardized subjective and objective experimental tests to develop and evaluate Dynamic and Ride Comfort behaviour. Driving course to learn Experimental Development Process: from test results to problem solving. Methodology to recognize problems and to approach problem solving. Failure Mode and Effect Analyses. 150 6
8) Biomechanics: driver/vehicle interaction







Lecturers: C. Rottenbacher, A. Cristiani, A. Ramponi, C. Resta, M. Porta, D. Zaccaria


Methods and instrumentations for driver/vehicle interaction and its evaluation and monitoring.

Comfort and performances. Integrated system for the driver training . Driver/pilot physiology. Psycho-physical stress and physiological adaptation. Environmental factors. ADAS

175 7
Partial Total 850 34
Internship 600 24
Final Exam 50 2
Total hours
1500 60