Courses of Study 2014-2015 
    Dec 04, 2022  
Courses of Study 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAE 4141 - Mechanics of Lightweight Vehicles

Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: MAE 2120 , MAE 3250 , and MAE 3272  or equivalent. Prerequisite or corequisite: MAE 4300 . Enrollment limited to: senior standing or permission of instructor. Fulfills Senior Design requirement Co-meets with MAE 4140 .

P. Dawson.

Covers fundamentals of vehicle mechanics for several classes of vehicles (bicycles, light cars, airframes). Topics include types of vehicle structures; pertinent aspects of mechanical behavior including elastic and inelastic responses; static and dynamic behavior of vehicles under elastic loading; and mechanics of crashworthiness. Lectures cover essential background material for understanding of vehicle mechanics. Labs provide hands-on experiences in the major components of the course. Senior Design report required.

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