Vehicle dynamics and tyre technology - PC Crash


Vehicle dynamics is part of De Montfort University FdSc in forensic collision investigation.

In this module we will be using PC Crash to explore the effects of tyre and suspension modeling. PC Crash is probably the most commonly used collision reconstruction simulation program and is used by collision investigators around the globe. Here in the UK, the program has largely been ignored but is now growing in popularity with defence experts.

What you will study

Quarter, half and full mathematical vehicle models including tyre and suspension modeling. You will use PC Crash to develop your understanding of how the models effect the handling of a vehicle.

Entry requirements

This module is only open to FdSc students, students from an engineering background or students who have studied ENGS1015 Applied maths and ENGS2001 Further maths.

Pre-module study


Study method

9 weeks distance learning.

What you will need

Your joining instructions list any specific requirements.  A computer running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. We would suggest you avoid using a MAC running Windows, we cannot support MAC installations of PC CRASH. AiTS will supply you with a full academic version of the PC Crash software for the duration of this module.

Teaching and assessment

Your tutors will help you with your studies during the module.  They will mark and comment on your coursework.

Whats the qualification

This module is part of De Montfort university FdSc in forensic road collision investigation.

How to register

The FdSc starts in September of each year. Apply through AiTS. If you wish to take this module without registering with the university you may do so however no university accreditation will be give.

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The module at a glance

Code: ENGS2006
Credits: 15
Level: 5
Duration: 9 weeks
Type: Distance learning
Assessment: One written assessment and one project

Links to FdSc modules

Further maths
Analysis of digital data I
Analysis of digital data II
Computation and collision analysis
Motorcycle collisions
Pedestrian collisions
Vehicle dynamics - PC-Crash


AiTS have been training collision investigators in the UK and overseas since 1996. We are also the UK's main provider of Roads Policing, Prohibitions and Tachograph training in the UK and Ireland.

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