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Vehicle Dynamics and Automotive Engineering 2019

2019/03/25 to 2019/03/29

When: 25-29 March 2019
Where: Wits University
South Africa


Vehicle Dynamics and Automotive Engineering 2019

Wits University is pleased to announce a vehicle dynamics and automotive engineering course from 25-29 March. The course is intended for mechanical engineers, technologists and technicians to gain skills and knowledge to understand and explain the mechanics of tyres, suspensions, brakes and steering systems and how they affect the dynamics of vehicles. A new focus on sustainability has been added to the lectures. The course is ECSA-accredited through the SAIMechE and worth 5 CPD points

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Course leader: Prof Frank Kienhöfer (MSAIMechE) is an associate professor at Wits. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Wits School of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Industrial Engineering and, thereafter completed his MSc. He worked as a design and project engineer for two years at TSW Engineering, an OEM supplier of cast aluminium wheels. He completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor Cebon at the University of Cambridge designing, and patenting a novel pneumatic brake actuator to implement an advanced ABS control for heavy vehicles. He has published over 30 journal and conference papers, has two international automotive patents, has consulted as an expert witness in legal accident investigations, and works with the South African Department of Transport in promoting high productivity or SMART trucks using performance-based standards.


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