Physical Structure

The Vehicle Systems Laboratory (LSV) is located in Block L (U404) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, in the Perini Business Park, in the North Industrial District, Rua Dona Francisca, 8.300, Joinville/SC. We cater to the needs of the academic community by providing support for basic course lectures in the fields of Automotive Engineering, as well as assisting in research and outreach activities. Many students in the Automotive Engineering program conduct their Final Course Projects (TCC) in this environment, which involves experimental practices in bench testing and/or vehicle testing.



Currently, it has a physical structure similar to an automotive workshop for vehicle instrumentation and automotive component disassembly/assembly. It has an automotive lift, data acquisition system, and sensors for estimating the center of gravity (CG) of vehicles and mapping during vehicle testing (measurements while the vehicle is in motion).


  • and various mechanical components from vehicles.



The laboratory supports Rota 2030 projects related to vehicle safety. Currently, it has two BMW motorcycles, assembled and instrumented as test benches, for evaluating particulate emissions and vibration/noise.