30. August 2023
Block lecture “Commercial and Special Vehicles” by Prof. Gerhard Skoff
The block lecture "Commercial and Special Vehicles" by Prof. Gerhard Skoff will take place from October 9 to 10, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the seminar room BA10B (BA high-rise building), Getreidemarkt 9. On October 11, a field trip is planned, all details will be available in the course.

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Subject of course

Systematics and design concepts of commercial and special purpose vehicles. Discussion about main components of commercial vehicles, e.g. frame, axes, springs, powerpack, cab, brakes, steering and driver support electronics.


Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • understand and explain the essential characteristics and functions of a commercial vehicle and its main assemblies (frame, cab, powertrain, axles, suspension systems, brakes, steering and driver assistance systems).
  • describe the differences to the car in regard to heavy vehicles.
  • describe the commercial vehicle-specific components in detail.


More information plus registration for the course in TISS under course number 315.734.