Automotive Training Modules

Faraday Advance Training Catalogue

Automotive Training Modules

Computational Fluid Dynamics for Motorsport

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

Computational Fluid Dynamics plays an increasingly important role in the design and analysis of both external vehicle aerodynamics and sub-component design.  The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the use and application of CFD as a design tool, providing complimentary background theory and hands-on experience of a typical commercial CFD pre-processor, solver and post-processor package.
www.cranfield.ac.uk/soe/cpd/ate-cfd.htm

Drive Lines

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

The aims of the course are:  to analyse the problems of matching automotive prime movers to the tractive performance requirements of wheeled and tracked vehicles on road and cross-country terrains;  and to study the elements and sub-systems of current and possible future transmissions, with particular emphasis on all-wheel drive and tracked vehicle systems and thence develop a sound understanding of the technology of complete vehicle drive lines.

Motorsport Aerodynamics

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

Aerodynamics is critical to modern motorsport vehicle design.  This module will enable students to understand the basic principles governing aerodynamics in relation to modern competition vehicles including the use of wind tunnels here at Cranfield University.
www.motorsport.cranfield.ac.uk/ma.htm

Motorsport Electronics and Control Systems

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

Provides an understanding of electronics and data collection systems that are integral to the modern motorsport vehicle.
www.motorsport.cranfield.ac.uk/cvs.htm

Motorsport Materials Engineering 1

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

Provides an understanding of the use of composite materials in racing car structures including materials selection, processing and structural design approaches.
www.motorsport.cranfield.ac.uk/ammnm.htm

Motorsport Materials Engineering 2

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

The module provides an introduction to the selection, design and processing of metallic materials used in the construction of competition vehicles.  Delegates will gain an understanding of the physical and metallurgical properties of the metals and how these properties affect the selection of metal alloys for a vehicle chassis, suspension, engine, gearbox and wheels.
www.motorsport.cranfield.ac.uk/ammm.htm

Motorsport Power Train Design

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

To provide delegates with a series of learning activities during which they will acquire an understanding of the engineering principles on which engine design and development depend.  Some activities will be classroom based, some reliant on group work and some requiring active learning by the delegate.
www.motorsport.cranfield.ac.uk/mptd.htm

Motorsport Vehicle Dynamics

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

To provide delegates with fundamental information on vehicle dynamics focussing on limit behaviour with explanations and derivations from first principles.  To encourage active learning by making available tutorial questions and exercises and providing exposure, encouragement and feedback to develop high performance.  To encourage delegates to acquire skills in information awareness, gathering and processing, analysis, communication, modelling and simulation.
www.motorsport.cranfield.ac.uk/mvd.htm

Structural Design for Motorsport

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

This module provides delegates with an understanding of motorsport vehicle structural design, the properties of material used in their construction as well as an appreciation of the regulations that govern their structures.
www.motorsport.cranfield.ac.uk/sdfm.htm