342-0954/02 – Vehicle Dynamics (DV)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jan Famfulík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jan Famfulík, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FAM61 doc. Ing. Jan Famfulík, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 25+0
Part-time Examination 25+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Learning outcomes of the course unit Students will be acquainted with methods of analysis of dynamic phenomena in motion of vehicles. They will learn to design mathematical and functional models of selected vehicle systems.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


Student of doctoral study within the subject will extend the knowledge in the field of vehicle dynamics. It is about acquiring the latest tools for modeling of vehicle ride. Part of the study is also a modeling of vibration of vehicle and vehicle combinations.

Compulsory literature:

Jazar, R. N.,Vehicle Dynamics: Theory and Application, Springer Science+Business Media, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-387-74243-4. Pacejka, H., Tyre and vehicle dynamics, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006, ISBN 9780750669184 Blundell, M., Harty, D., Multibody Systems Approach to Vehicle Dynamics, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004, ISBN 0 7506 5112 1. Crolla, D. A., Automotive Engineering - Powertrain, Chassis System and Vehicle Body, Elsevier Burlington, 2009, ISBN 978-1-85617-577-7. Kiencke, U., Nielsen, L., Automotive Control Systems For Engine, Driveline, and Vehicle, Springer, 2005, ISBN 3-540-23139-0. Foale, T., Motorcycle Handling and Chassis Design, Tony Foale designs,2002, ISBN 9788493328610. Janicki, J., Schienenfahrzeugtechnik, Bahn FachverlagGmbH Berlin, 2013, ISBN 978-3-943214-07-9.

Recommended literature:

Spiryagin, M., Cole, C., Sun, Y., McClanachan, M., McSweeney, T., Design and Simulation of Rail Vehicles, CRC Prress, 1st Edition, 2013, ISBN 978-1466575660.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Separate processing feasibility study on a given topic and its defense.


Other requirements

Using the acquired knowledge for publishing and teaching activities.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Analysis of longitudinal, vertical and transverse movements and vibration of the vehicle 2. Dynamic parameters of vehicle propulsion 3. Dynamic parameters and their determination for rolling stock 4. Dynamic parameters and their determination for road vehicles 5. Dynamic parameters and their determination for tracked vehicles 6. Vehicle motion dynamics modeling tools 7. Vibration modeling tools for vehicle parts 8. Longitudinal vibration analysis of track and road vehicle kits 9. Possibilities of longitudinal oscillation modeling of vehicle sets

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P1041D040005) Transport Systems K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P1041D040005) Transport Systems P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P1041D040005) Transport Systems K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P1041D040005) Transport Systems P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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