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  • Dynamischer Default-Fachbereich geändert auf MV

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Course MV-iMAD-86263-K-7

Vehicle vibrations (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [MV-iMAD] Mechanical and Automotive Design
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Vertical dynamics of motor and commercial vehicles (MV, CV)
  • Vibrational systems and models
  • Single Mass Oscillator
  • Excitations, irregular vibrations
  • Evaluation criteria and their calculation
  • Simplified vehicle vibrational systems (Single/Two Mass Oscillator, multi body system)
  • Parameterstudies
  • Non-linear vibration systems

Introduction to multi-body simulation (MBS)

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students are able to
  • describe vibrational systems and their properties
  • characterize the vibrational phenomena arising in vehicles
  • compute characteristic values for the analysis of vehicle vibrations
  • derive simplified vehicle models corresponding to the case study
  • suggest solutions to obtain the desired dynamic behavior of a vehicle
  • evaluate the ride comfort and driving safety of a vibrating vehicle


  • MITSCHKE, M.; WALLENTOWITZ, H.: Dynamik der Kraftfahrzeuge, 4. Aufl. (2004), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • KNOTHE, K.; STICHEL, S.: Schienenfahrzeugdynamik, (2003), VDI-Buch, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg


PowerPoint presentation, blackboard, flipchart, lecture slides. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

References to Course [MV-iMAD-86263-K-7]

Module Name Context
[MV-IMAD-164-M-7] Vehicle vibrations P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP