Open to students
of all nationalities having a bachelor degree

  • mechanical
  • transport
  • electro

Unique in Europe
two years master studies

  • high level of technical studies


  • combined with language studies

International cooperation
of six renowned universities

  • CTU in Prague
  • HAN
  • ENSTA Bretagne


  • ITB Bandung
  • TU Chemnitz
  • IFP Paris


Double degree
from two countries

  • depending on chosen universities and specialisations


  • Study stay in at least 2 countries

Eight specialisations
offered in the second year of study

  • Advanced Powertrains
  • Design of Vehicles
  • Alternative Powertrains
  • Modelisation and Computation

Eight specialisations
offered in the second year of study

  • Vehicle Dynamics and Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Powertrains
  • Engines and Fuels

Multibody Modeling of Vehicle System

Type Compulsory
Semester summer
Contact hours 91
Number of credits 7
Type of termination Exam
Form Lectures + exercises
Lecturers Prof. Andi Isra Mahyuddin

The objectives of this course are to provide the student with analytical and computer skills that will allow students to:

  1. Design Multibody systems in two and three dimensions starting from scratch using sound theoretical principles and state of the art software.
  2. Design of rigid body systems with applications to mechanisms and working assemblies in two and three dimensions.
  3. Dynamic analysis models for kinematic (position, velocities accelerations) and kinetics (forces and moments).
  4. Analyze forces and moments in two and three dimensions under impulsive impact forces and collisions.
  5. Apply these techniques to vehicles and machinery.


The topics of this course are as follows:

  1. Fundamentals of Particle Mechanics, equations of motion.
  2. Kinematics of Rigid Bodies Position Analysis, velocity and accelerations.
  3. Rigid Bodies, Plane Motion, Linkages, and mechanisms in two dimensions.
  4. Three dimensional models for dynamic analysis. (Software, SOLIDWORKS, NASTRAN4D).
  5. Dynamic analysis of Rigid Multi-Body systems. Forces and moments in two and three-dimensional Mechanisms
  6. Mechanics of deformable bodies.
  7. Mutibody dynamic applications to ground vehicles.

Study materials

  1. Shabana, A. A., Dynamics of Multibody Systems 3rd Edition,. Cambridge University Press, 2005
  2. Farid M. L. Amirouche, Fundamentals of Multibody Dynamics: Theory and Applications, Prentice Hall, 2006
  3. Leonard Meirovitch, Methods of Analytical Dynamics, Dover Publication Inc., 1998
  4. Beer, F., and Johnston, E. R., Vector Mechanics for Engineers- Dynamics, 7th Ed., McGraw Hill, 2004
  5. Uicker, Pennock, Shigley, Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Oxford University Press, 2003  

Czech Technical University in Prague

Technicka 4
16607 Prague 6
Czech republic

Phone: +420 224 352 499
Fax: +420 224 352 500


ITB – Institut Teknologi Bandung
Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Jl. Ganesa 10
40132 Bandung

Phone: +62-22-2504243
Fax: +62-22-2534099


TU Chemnitz
Technische Universität Chemnitz Fakultät für Maschinenbau

Reichenhainerstr. 70, A016
D-09126 Chemnitz
Deutschland (Germany)

Phone: +49 371 531 31079
Fax: +49 371 531 831079


HAN – Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
Institut of Automotive Engineering and Management

Ruitenberglaan 29
NL-6802 CC Arnhem
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)6 55 20 88 19
Phone: +31 (0)26 365 82 15


ENSTA Bretagne
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne

2, rue Francois Verny
F-29806 Brest Cedex 9

Phone: +33 (0)2 98 34 89 11
Fax: +33 (0)2 98 34 88 00


CTU in Prague
Coordinator of MAE

Gabriela Achtenová

IT Bandung | Head of Mechanical
Design Research Group

Andi Isra Mahyuddin

TU Chemnitz
Coordinator of MAE

Diana Lohse

HAN in Arnhem
Masters program manager

Kea Bouwman

ENSTA Bretagne
Coordinator of MAE

Yann Marco