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Copyright © 1997 by TranSafety, Inc.
July 19, 1997
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Courses offered on Heavy-Duty Truck Systems and Computer Simulation of Vehicle Dynamics

This summer the Center for Professional Development at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is offering two short courses of special interest to highway professionals. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) staff and a representative of Radlinski & Associates will teach "Mechanics of Heavy-Duty Truck Systems" from July 14-18. From July 28-31, Michael Sayers, UMTRI Chair, will join Rick Mousseau, from Ford Motor Company, and Thomas D. Gillespie to teach "Computer Simulation of Vehicle Dynamics." Both courses will take place in the Chrysler Center on the North Campus of the University of Michigan.

"Mechanics of Heavy-Duty Truck Systems" examines "the fundamental mechanical and dynamical principles which determine the braking, handling, and ride properties of pneumatic-tired vehicles." Students will better understand truck behavior in relation to traffic safety, pavement loading, and driver compatibility. A bachelor's degree in engineering or the equivalent background is required, and experience or training in analyzing or measuring braking, steering, and ride behavior of cars or trucks would be helpful. The course fee is $1,250, and students may earn 3.5 continuing education credits.

"Computer Simulation of Vehicle Dynamics" gives participants hands-on experience to understand the power of computers in "solving vehicle dynamics problems in areas such as automotive braking and handling, ride, and accident reconstruction." Students will take home a Windows-based computer simulation package, the Society of Automotive Engineer's textbook Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, additional course notes, and technical papers. A bachelor's degree in engineering or the equivalent background would be beneficial, as would some experience or training in analysis or measurement of braking, steering, or ride behavior of cars or trucks. The course fee is $1,500, and students may earn 3.0 continuing education credits.

To request more information or registration materials, telephone (313) 647-7200 or fax (313) 647-7182. The mailing address is Center for Professional development, The University of Michigan, 273 Chrysler Center, North Campus, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2092.

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