Aerodynamics of Ground Vehicles
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of SS 2012 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|SS 2012||WS 2011/2|
MW0142 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|90 h||45 h||3 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
An overview of the fluid- and pressure field and the resultant air resistance at the vehicle is given. The partial resistances occurring at the vehicle are shown and the possibility for detail optimization. In detail the operating mode of output assistances as foils, spoilers, ground effect and diffusors at high efficient vehicles are treated. Furthermore the aerodynamics of utility vehicles and rail vehicles and the aerodynamics of train-tunnel-systems are descripted. Accompanying to the lecture we offer exercises to some topics in the wind tunnel.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Aerodynamics of Ground Vehicles||Indinger, T.||
Wed, 14:00–15:30, MW 0250
and singular or moved dates
|UE||1||Exercises on Aerodynamics of Ground Vehicles||Indinger, T.||dates in groups||
Learning and Teaching Methods
Description of exams and course work
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.