315.735 Design of Automotive Suspension Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, UE, 3.0h, 4.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • determine and construct the suspension of a car with regard to the desired driving characteristics in consideration of axle kinematics.
  • create proof of life span and stability of critical components.

Subject of course

Design of vehicle suspension systems with CATIA.

Teaching methods

By means of the CAD program CATIA, with the tools "kinematics modeling" and "finite element methods" (training by Prof. Grafinger), the constructive part is carried out. Calculations (bearing calculation, brake sizing, spring calculation, etc.) can be performed in Matlab or Excel. During four support appointments the work progress is checked and appropriate assistance is offered.


Mode of examination


Additional information

Pandemiebedingt kann das Format der Abhaltung der LVA abweichen.

Due to the pandemic the format of the lecture may vary.

There will be a CATIA lecture by Prof. Grafinger, if you're interested, please contact department E307!



Course dates

Mon09:00 - 12:0030.10.2023 Labor E315: Treffpunkt Foyer Obj. 227 Arsenal Science Center, Franz Grill Straße 8Verpflichtende Vorbesprechung und Fahrzeugvorführung
Mon09:00 - 12:0006.11.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Test und 1. Signum
Thu13:00 - 16:0016.11.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB 2. Signum
Thu13:00 - 16:0016.11.2023CAD-Labor Saal 3 2. Signum
Tue09:00 - 12:0028.11.2023CAD-Labor Saal 3 3. Signum
Tue09:00 - 12:0028.11.2023 Besprechungsraum des Institutes - BA 10. Stock3. Signum
Tue09:00 - 12:0012.12.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB 4. Signum
Tue09:00 - 12:0012.12.2023CAD-Labor Saal 3 4. Signum
Thu08:00 - 14:0021.12.2023 Sekretariat E315 - BA 10. StockAbgabe der Unterlagen
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

In the course of four support appointments, the required work progress is assessed. The design and calculation to be submitted at the end of the block lecture will be assessed and graded according to characteristic criteria. After the grading, the student can consult the supervisor to increase the learning success.


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
28.08.2023 08:00 27.10.2023 12:00 27.10.2023 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Script (in German) will be available for registered students.