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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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    Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Calendar 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Calendar [ARCHIVED CALENDAR]

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AUTE 4060U – Automotive Structural Design

This course focuses on design, analysis and manufacture of vehicle structure. Students will learn about the fundamental design aspect in different categories of vehicles and practice design procedures useful for different vehicle structures. The various manufacturing and assembly techniques used in production of the vehicle structure will be introduced. The course contents include a review of fundamental vehicle loads and their estimation, terminology and overview of vehicle structure types including Body-On-Chassis, Ladder Frame, Grillage Frame, Backbone, Monocoque, Space frame, unitary body structures, torsion and bending stiffness, Stiffness optimization, fatigue analysis, Design and analysis of body subassemblies and model variants, sizing of sections and joints, Engineering Materials and their incorporation into vehicle design, Material property charts, Material selection, Auto body design, Crashworthiness and its influence on vehicle design.
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Tutorial hours: 2
Prerequisite(s): (AUTE 3010U  or ENGR 4260U) and MECE 3220U  

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