342-0660/01 – Selected lectures from the construction of racing vehicles (VPzKZV)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jan Famfulík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jan Famfulík, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DRE051 Ing. Pavel Dresler
SMI133 Ing. Jakub Šmiraus, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 3+0
Combined Graded credit 8+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

will be able to describe the differences in design solutions of racing cars and will be able to describe the principles of the function individual construction components of racing vehicles. Students will be understand the importance of aerodynamic components in the construction of racing cars. They will be able to define the safety elements used in racing cars.

Teaching methods



In this course They will learn specific racing vehicles, their homologation regulations and constructional solutions of individual parts. Race cars are specific road vehicles designed for motorsport. The categories of motorsport have special rules and technical regulations and constructionally are different. In motorsport, the focus is on the safety of the crew, which also corresponds to the design solution of individual category of racing cars.

Compulsory literature:

MILLIKEN, William F. Jr., MILLIKEN, Douglas L. Race Car Vehicle Dynamics. 1. vyd. Nakladatelství a vydavatelství SAE, 1995. 922 s. ISBN 1-56091-526-9.

Recommended literature:

MILLIKEN, William F. Jr., MILLIKEN, Douglas L. Race Car Vehicle Dynamics. 1. edition. SAE. 1995. 922 p. ISBN 1-56091-526-9.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Další požadavky na studenta

Expected basic knowledge of the design of cars and motorcycles and the dynamics of their movement.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic categorization of motorsport 2. Race car vehicle dynamics 3. Fundamentals of race car aerodynamics 4. Chassis of racing cars 5. Suspensions of race vehicles 6. Racing engines 7. Transmission of racing vehicles 8. Racing tyres and brakes

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

Show history

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2013/2014 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2301T003) Transport Equipment and Technology (20) Road Transport P Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2013/2014 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2301T003) Transport Equipment and Technology (20) Road Transport K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner