Course: Basics of Road Vehicle Design

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Course title Basics of Road Vehicle Design
Course code KKS/KSVV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Němec Ladislav, Doc. Ing. CSc.
Course content
The course is intended to give students a good insight into the road vehicle design. The systematic explanation of the main components of road vehicles is contained in this subject. The main parts of engines, chassiss, driving systems, comfort and auxiliary systems and alternative drives of road vehicles are taken into account.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 10 hours per semester
professional knowledge
to orientate in the basic knowledge of preparatory subjects (eg force and moment reactions, friction and friction force, etc.)
to orientate in the simplest knowledge of machine parts
to orientate in technical drawings made in a form for non-specialists in machinery knowledge
professional skills
to apply knowledge in basic preparatory subjects for the analysis of design structure of road transport means
to apply the knowledge from basic preparatory subjects to basic technical calculations in the field of road transport means
to identify and compare the functions and characteristics of particular type of road transport vehicle and its parts
general eligibility
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
o hlavních funkcích a vlastnostech silničních vozidel a jejich částí
needed for the framework description and explanation of the various design solutions for the parts of road vehicles
of basic problems in terms of function and properties of road vehicles and their parts, potentially solvable by applications of electronics
professional skills
to orientate in the basic design solutions of particular subsystems of road vehicles
to apply the theoretical knowledge from the field of road vehicles to the interpretation or the possibility of finding of modifycation their main functions and the property
to identify and formulate problems concerning the main features and characteristics of road vehicles and to propose their framework solutions from the point of view of applycation of vehicle electronics
general eligibility
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Achtenová, Gabriela; Tůma Vlastislav. Vozidla s pohonem všech kol 4x4. BEN, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7300-2.
  • Hromádko, Jan. Spalovací motory : komplexní přehled problematiky pro všechny typy technických automobilních škol. 1. vyd. Praha : Grada, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-3475-0.
  • Hromádko, Jan. Speciální spalovací motory a alternativní pohony. GRADA, 2012. ISBN 978-80-247-4455-1.
  • Husák,Pavel. Motocykly s dvoudobým motorem. Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 978-80-251-2280-8.
  • Husák,Pavel. Terénní motocykly. Computer Press, 2012. ISBN 978-80-264-0124-7.
  • Knott,Phil; Roylance,Adam. An introductory guide to motor vehicle. EMS Publishing, 2010. ISBN 978-19-033-4824-6.
  • Remek,Branko. Automobil a spalovací motor. GRADA Publishing, 2012. ISBN 978-80-247-3538-2.
  • Vlk, František. Elektrická zařízení motorových vozidel. 1. vyd. Brno : František Vlk, 2005. ISBN 80-239-3718-9.
  • Vlk, František. Elektronické systémy motorových vozidel. Díl 1. 1. vyd. Brno : Nakladatelství a vydavatelství Vlk, 2002. ISBN 80-238-7282-6.
  • Vlk, František. Elektronické systémy motorových vozidel. Díl 2. 1. vyd. Brno : Nakladatelství a vydavatelství Vlk, 2002. ISBN 80-238-7282-6.
  • Vlk, František. Podvozky motorových vozidel : pneumatiky a kola, zavěšení kol, nápravy, odpružení, řídící ústrojí, brzdové soustavy. 1. vyd. Brno : Nakladatelství a vydavatelství Vlk, 2000. ISBN 80-238-5274-4.
  • Vlk, František. Převodová ústrojí motorových vozidel : spojky, převodovky, rozvodovky, diferenciály, hnací hřídele, klouby. 1. vyd. Brno : Nakladatelství a vydavatelství Vlk, 2000. ISBN 80-238-5275-2.
  • Vlk, František. Vozidlové spalovací motory. 1. vyd. Brno : Nakladatelství a vydavatelství Vlk, 2003. ISBN 80-238-8756-4.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering in Transport and Automotive Electronics (16) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT 1 Winter