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 include the development of the valveblocks for the semiactive valves, the shock absorbers, rockers and the connections between these components.
You have to make design choices with regards to constraints from the competition rules and KPIs from the other engineers in the team. Furthermore, you will closely work alongside the vehicle dynamics controls engineer to bring the semiactive suspension system to life.
In the second semester, you will assemble the newly developed parts and develop testing methods that allow you to test the newly-made race car.

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As part of the Vehicle Dynamics department you are responsible for the design and physical implementation of the steering system.
This means that you are responsible for all the components between the steering wheel and uprights, such as the connection to the quick release, steering shaft, universal joint, steering rack, and the various brackets. 
You will be responsible for the calculations regarding steering torque and forces, and simulating stresses in the various components to  ensure that the steering system has low compliance and can withstand the forces applied to it, while being as lightweight as possible. In this position you are also in charge of mounting the steering components to the vehicle during the production phase.

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The hardpoints of the suspension define the kinematics and thus the movement of the wheels in different driving scenarios. In this role you will define these hardpoints to enhance and achieve desired vehicle handling. To do this you will use software that can estimate wheel travel, toe-gain, camber-gain and other KPIs for set maneuvers.
In addition, you will work with the Performance Engineer to define the load cases for the suspension and in-wheel components, as well as analyze tire data together. The goal of this role is to build a car that is reliable and always provides the right amount of grip based on our tires.
As a member of the suspension department, you willl also make the suspension arms which means using a sandblaster and a lot of glue.

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As a vehicle dynamics control engineer, you will work on control algorithms to improve vehicle handling, such as torque vectoring and semiactive suspension control. You will develop these algorithms in the MATLAB/Simulink environment and then download them to the ECU in C++.
You will also need to select the most appropriate sensors to implement in the car and work with the kinematics engineer to define the load cases and analyze tire data. You will also analyze test data to gain insight into how the car and driver are performing and where improvements can be made. A lap time simulation should also be performed using software to anticipate optimal setup and design choices during the concept phase of the project.

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  • 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