I Tire/Structure MechatronicsCollege of Engineering
This course relates to a rapidly evolving area in mechatronics with many applications affecting current and future transportation systems such as autonomous reconfigurable ground and aircraft vehicles and future conventional vehicles. The `intelligent tire¿ technology utilizing tire-based sensors is considered in the course for improving mobility, energy efficiency, safety and reliability of the vehicles. Reconfigurable vehicle structures are discussed in conjunction with the intelligent tire dynamic response and vehicle-terrain interface issues. This advanced course provides students with knowledge in designing mechatronic systems/devices of intelligent tire and vehicle structure systems by combining theoretical and practical aspects of the intelligent tire and reconfigurable structures; advanced topics nonlinear modeling of dynamic systems; and sensor and actuator technology. Students will gain fundamental knowledge, analytical skills and hands-on experience through workshops, innovative homework, and laboratory test.