Course detail

Concept Development of a Car

FSI-QA0Acad. year: 2023/2024

Mastering the process logic and continuity in the development of a new vehicle from the first task to define the prototype. Simultaneous consideration of manufacturability, material concept, technical requirements, standards and functionality.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge of 3D CAD modeling and basics of dynamics.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

The final grade is given by the overall evaluation of the exercises and the exam.

The exam is realized in the form of a test or an online test.

Solve of two problems and answers on questions.


To acquaint students with the technical procedures for the development of modern vehicles in the concept design phase.
Students will acquire ability to design a new vehicle concept according to the assignment, understanding the context and the collision between the individual requirements for the new vehicle. Ability to design partial design nodes of the concept with regard to production technology, aerodynamics, design and structural properties.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

MACEY, S. H-Point: The Fundamentals of Car Design & Packaging. Design Studio Press, 2014. ISBN  978-1624650192 (EN)
MORELLO, L., ROSTI ROSSINI, L., PIA, G., TONOLI, A. The Automotive Body. Springer Verlag, 2011. ISBN 978-94007-0512-8. (EN)
REIMPELL, Jornsen. The Automotive Chassis. 2nd edition. Oxford: Butterworth - Heinemann, 2001. 444 s. ISBN 0-7506-5054-0. (EN)
DAVIES, G. Materials for Automobile Bodies. ISBN 0-7506-5692-1, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003 (EN)

Recommended reading

VLK, F. Stavba motorových vozidel. ISBN 80-238-8757-2, Nakladatelství VLK, Brno 2003. (CS)
VLK, F. Karosérie motorových vozidel. ISBN 80-238-5277-9, Nakladatelství VLK, Brno 2000. (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-ADI-P Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Specification for new vehicle
2 - 3. Package – platform definition
4 - 5. Concept of the vehicle
6. Design support
7 - 8. Creation of design surfaces using CAD
9 - 10. Design of virtual vehicle concept
11 - 12. Analysis of conceptual car
13. Prototype definition

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Reverse engineering - 3D laboratory
  2. Reverse engineering - data processing
  3. Introduction to Catia
  4. Surface design
  5. Data reconstruction / 3D scan
  6. Data reconstruction / 3D scan
  7. Data reconstruction / 3D scan
  8. Project - reconstruction of vehicle surface data
  9. Project - reconstruction of vehicle surface data
  10. Project - reconstruction of vehicle surface data
  11. Project - reconstruction of vehicle surface data
  12. Project - reconstruction of vehicle surface data
  13. Examination