Parttime – Vehicle Dynamics

As a Vehicle Dynamics engineer, you will be responsible for all aspects regarding the handling of the vehicle. This consists of designing the suspension and steering system, determining spring rates, choosing a good set-up, all while ensuring that the design is rule-compliant.

Ideal profile:


Basic knowledge of vehicle dynamics (control theory, wheel angles, steering and suspension geometry)

Soft skills

Teamwork, communicative, eye for detail


Siemens NX, Matlab

What are the tasks:

As part of the Vehicle Dynamics Department you are responsible for the physical implementation of the Suspension System, more specifically the implementation of the Semi-active Suspension System and Kinetic Anti-Roll. These topics contain the development of the valvehousings for the Semi-active Valves, Temperature Regulation, the Semi-active Shock Absorbers and the connections between these components.

You have to be able to keep an overview of all the parameters concerning the Suspension System. Furthermore, you will closely work alongside the Vehicle Dynamics Controls Department to bring the Semi-active Suspension System to life.

In the second semester, you will assemble your newly-developed parts and develop testing methods that allow you to test the Vehicle Dynamics of the newly-made racecar on a test circuit.


The handleability of a car depends mostly on the vehicle dynamics of a car. The hardpoints of the suspension defines the kinematics of the movement of the wheels. This will affect the vehicle dynamics of the car. To define these hardpoints we use software that can simulate the wheel travel, toe-gain, camber-gain and so on. The target of this function is to make a car that is reliable and always provides the right amount of grip.

As a member of the suspension department you don’t only simulate the hardpoints, but you also make the suspension arms. Here you will use a sandblaster and lots of glue.



Some previous tasks:

Our vehicle is equipped with 80kW (110hp) for a vehicle of roughly 200kg. Without algorithms we are not able to put all this power to the ground and maintain controllability. Your task will be to keep working on our previous algorithms. Make them faster and more accurate while also improving our vehicle simulation model.
You will be in charge of certain testing days where the main focus is testing these algorithms as well as setup testing. As main responsible for this you will have to prepare testing days, go testing, and also process test data and make right decisions.

Since a couple of years research has been done to implement a semi active suspension. Your task will be to optimize this system mechanically. You will improve the pressure drops across the different hydraulic systems while also reducing the weight. You will also be in charge of the testing and validation of this system. This will include 4-poster testing, data collection and processing.
Furthermore, you will choose the suspension layout. This includes finite element simulations on rocker designs and different valve blocks for the semi active suspension.

This consists of designing the suspension and steering system, determining spring rates, choosing a good setup, all while ensuring that the design is rulecompliant. Since a couple of years research has been done to implement a semi active suspension. Your task will be to optimize this system algorithm. You will be in charge of the extension of these algorithms, making them faster and more efficient while also tuning them on a 4 poster.

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You will be in charge of designing the steering system of next year’s car. Since we are working to-wards one car that is able to drive autonomously and with a driver, you will design a system where you will include a steering actuator to the steering system. Make sure that these work well together, while keeping an eye on the added weight of the overall system. You will have close contact with the kinematics engineer, to make sure the vehicle keeps having the right characteristics.

As a kinematics engineer within vehicle dynamics, you are the main responsible for the way the wheels move compared to the chassis, as well keeping steering forces low to ensure our driver can drive endurance events. You will have a big influence on the setup of the car where you will simulate different movements like roll, pitch, heave and steering angles to have a closer look at the camber and toe changes. Since our wheel size will be reduced from 13” to 10” to reduce our unsprung mass, this will be challenging to make everything fit in the tight space there is.


  • Hands-on experience in a competitive environment
  • Deep insight in a double wishbone suspension
  •  Insight into different algorithms
  • Gain exposure to cutting-edge technologies and industry-leading organizations
  • Possibility to network and cooperate with (motorsport related) stakeholders
  • A summer packed with international racing competitions!

Up for the challenge?

Submit your application to Your mail should contain the following:

  • The department you would like to work in should be included in the subject
  • A motivation letter (max 1 page)
  • Your CV