Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Vehicle Steering Suspension and Brake Systems B OTE 410 8 4 + 2 5 6
Precondition Courses None
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. CAN HAŞİMOĞLU
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res.Asst. Huseyin KAHRAMAN
Course Category
Course Objective The course aims at giving information on function,structure, parts,types, properties, trouble and trouble shooting of Vehicle steering, axle mechanism, brake and suspension systems. The course also includes front axle geometry; constructional properties of tires and rims, training of students on wheel balance, control of front axle geometry with appropriate apparatus and trouble shooting methods.
Course Content The course contains subjects related to body structure of vehicle, chasis deformations and their determination, wheel and tyre mechanics, tyres terms and indicator, wheel and road interactions, suspension systems, shock absorbers, front axle geometry, steering system, steering method, stable driving characteristics, power steering systems, hydraulic and pneumatic brake systems, braking characteristics, lateral force
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Ability of defining the parts of chasis and chasis materials and determine the deformation in vehicle body. Capable of solving an example problem about the strenght of main columns of chasis and examine the compability of main columns of chasis Lecture, Problem Solving, Lab / Workshop, Drilland Practice, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
2 Ability of defining the necessity of axle mechanism, parts, functions, types and operating principles. Determining and eliminating of the troubles Motivations to Show, Lab / Workshop, Drilland Practice, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
3 Explaining types of steering systems, operating principles and its effects. Defining the necessity of steering system and identifing the parts of the system. Determining and eliminating of the possible troubles. Determining and evaluating of steady using Lecture, Lab / Workshop, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Testing, Performance Task,
4 Explaining function of front axle geometry, angles and dimensions. Ability of accomplishing control, trouble shooting and adjustment of front axle angles Drilland Practice, Lab / Workshop, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Oral Exam, Testing,
5 Explaining properties of tire and rims, wheel balance and their effects. Ability of removing tire from rim, repair and vice versa. Ability of balancing wheels. Controling and adjusting of track following, steering wheel stability Lecture, Lab / Workshop, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Motivations to Show, Demonstration, Testing, Performance Task,
6 Explaining of brake system necessity, types, parts, operating effects and materials. Explaining of brake force, brake asist systems and emergency brake asist systems Demonstration, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Lab / Workshop, Lecture, Performance Task, Testing,
7 Explaining of anti-lock braking systems, their principles and operating effects. Determining of position system parts. Compare the braking of vehicles with and without ABS Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
8 Explainning types, operating principles and effects of suspension systems. Capable of determining of system parts and associated with each other. Capable of determing of possible system faults and repair. Capable of selecting of appropriate suspension sy Group Study, Motivations to Show, Demonstration, Lab / Workshop, Lecture, Homework, Performance Task, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Classification of vehicles, Body structure, Strenght calculations of travers, Part of chasis and materials
2 Construction types of chasis, chasis deformations and their determination
3 Wheel and tyre mechanics, part and structural characteristics of wheel, dissamble and assemble of tyre from wheel rim
4 Tyres terms and indicator, wheel and road interactions,wheel balance, functions of tyres, parts and sturucture
5 Suspension systems, springs, deflection, characteristics of suspension
6 Structure of shock absorber, operation and control
7 Front axle geometry, effects and aims of front axle geometry,geometric axis in vehicle
8 Steering system, steering method, assemble and disassemle of steering gear boxes
9 Stable driving characteristics, power steering,operation characterisitcs and adjustment
10 Brake systems, Hydraulic and pneumatic brake systems, factors effecting to brake performance
11 Disc brakes, drum brakes, maintenance, control and adjustment of disc and drum brakes
12 Pedal and press force interactions, braking characteristics, brake system testing, ABS system test, adjustment of lighting
13 Sliding angle, lateral force,trace following, lateral force testing
14 Measurement of front axle angle, rot alignment, suspension system test
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having necessary knowledge and skills for performing his/her proficiency in the subject of motor Technologies and basic manufacturing processes X
2 Having the latest knowledge and skills for theoretical and practical applications of motor systems and principals X
3 Having the latest knowledge and skills for theoretical and practical applications of vehicle systems X
4 Having the latest knowledge and skills for performing tests, control and maintenance of motor/vehicle systems and hardware X
5 Having the latest knowledge and skills for diagnostics and renovation processes of vehicle/motor systems X
6 Having the latest knowledge in Science and Engineering X
7 Having the latest knowledge and skills in the area of electric-electronic-computer for performing tasks related to his/her proficiency X
8 Having foreign language skills and knowledge for making tasks related to his/her proficiency X
9 Having the latest knowledge and skills for making design and research projects in his/her area X
10 Having the latest knowledge and skills in the area of servicing/management/job security related to his/her proficiency X
11 Having the latest knowledge and skills for performing tasks in teaching and education in his/her area X
12 Having necessary knowledge for performing tasks in the automobile industry X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 15
1. Performans Görevi (Uygulama) 20
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 6 96
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Assignment 1 6 6
Performance Task (Application) 1 1 1
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 4 4
Final examination 1 6 6
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6