Industrial Development of Commercial Vehicles
The course "Industrial Commercial Vehicle Development" is intended to present the field of activity of the engineer in industry using the example of the development of commercial vehicles and to provide an insight into the demands placed on him. The industrial development process of commercial vehicles and the necessary engineering activities such as calculation, design, production, testing and evaluation of damage statistics are shown.
In detail, the development of drive components such as engine, clutch, gearbox and drive axles as well as load-bearing parts such as chassis, axles, springs, frames and bodies will be dealt with. In addition, questions regarding lightweight construction and electronics in commercial vehicles are addressed and information is given on the constructive design of buses.
The lectures and exercises take place on 2 to 3 dates each as block courses. As an external lecturer we were able to win Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Baake, Head of Product Development Mercedes-Benz Trucks at Daimler Truck AG. In addition to his technical expertise, he will also give you an insight into the everyday work of the OEMs and you will have the opportunity to make contacts for possible internships or theses.
To improve the practical relevance, the exercises will also include examples on real trucks. In addition, on one of the dates you will have the opportunity to drive different trucks yourself on our test track.
The course takes place in cooperation with Daimler Truck.
Learning OutcomesDuring the course, students learn about the work of a development engineer in the commercial vehicle industry using Daimler Truck as an example. Contents from all areas of vehicle development are addressed and a look is taken at the interdisciplinary cooperation behind the scenes.
Prof. Dr. Uwe Baake
Benjamin Schäfer M.Sc.
+49 241 80 26531
Maschinenbau B.Sc. Maschinenbau M.Sc. Wirtschafts-Ingenieur M.Sc. Fahrzeugtechnik und Transport M.Sc.
Safety A.I. Hydrogen/fuel cell Climate change Intelligent mobility
Flipped Classroom Project-based work