ECTS - Active and Passive Automobile Safety

Active and Passive Automobile Safety (AE414) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Active and Passive Automobile Safety AE414 3 1 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MECE 204
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Introduction. Conservation Laws and Boundary Conditions. The Finite Volume Method for Diffusion Problems. The Finite Volume Method for Convection-Diffusion Problems. Solution Algorithms for Pressure-Velocity Coupling in Steady Flows. Solution of Discretization Equations. The Finite Volume Method for Unsteady Flows. Implementation of Boundary Conditions. Practice with commercial program FLUENT – Case studies concerning aerodynamics of vehicles and hydrodynamic control systems in vehicles.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define the basic terms of the subject and to express any problem using these terms
  • Identify the crash types correctly
  • Define the brake, traction and stability, passenger restraint systems correctly
  • Solve the intrusion resistance, energy absorbing problems
  • Define the safety issues in hybrid, electric and alternative fuel vehicles
Course Content Introduction to automobile safety subject; crash types; brake systems; traction and stability systems; passenger restraint systems; energy absorbing; intrusion resistance; safety in hybrid, electric and alternative fuel vehicles; autonomous vehicles; developing safety technologies.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Automotive Safety None
2 Crash Types Lecture notes on the Moodle site
3 Brake Systems Lecture notes on the Moodle site
4 Traction and Stability Systems Lecture notes on the Moodle site
5 Passenger Restraint Systems Lecture notes on the Moodle site
6 Energy Absorbing Lecture notes on the Moodle site
7 Intrusion Resistance Lecture notes on the Moodle site
8 Midterm I Exam Lecture notes on the Moodle site
9 Safety In Hybrid, Electric And Alternative Fuel Vehicles Lecture notes on the Moodle site
10 Autonomous Vehicles Lecture notes on the Moodle site
11 Autonomous Vehicles Lecture notes on the Moodle site
12 Crash test standards Lecture notes on the Moodle site
13 Developing Safety Technologies Lecture notes on the Moodle site
14 Review Lecture notes on the Moodle site
15 Final Exam Lecture notes on the Moodle site


Course Book 1. Vehicle Dynamics, R. N. Jazar, Springer, 2nd Edition, 2014.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 5 20
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 0