Motor Vehicle Dynamics

Author: Giancarlo Genta
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810229115
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Transportation

The book starts with an historical overview of road vehicles. The first part deals with the forces exchanged between the vehicle and the road and the vehicle and the air with the aim of supplying the physical facts and the relevant mathematical models about the forces which dominate the dynamics of the vehicle.The second part deals with the dynamic behaviour of the vehicle in normal driving conditions with some extensions towards conditions encountered in high-speed racing driving.

Road Vehicle Dynamics Fundamentals Of Modeling And Simulation

Author: Genta Alessandro
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814713450
Release Date: 2016-12-28
Genre: Science

Road Vehicle Dynamics supplies students and technicians working in industry with both the theoretical background of mechanical and automotive engineering, and the know-how needed to perform numerical simulations. Bringing together the foundations of the discipline and its recent developments in a single text, the book is structured in three parts: it begins with a historical overview of road vehicles; then deals with the forces exchanged between the vehicle and the road, and the vehicle and the air; and finally, deals with the dynamic behavior of the vehicle in normal driving conditions with some extensions towards conditions encountered in high-speed racing. Coverage of contemporary automatic controls is included in this edition.

Generalized Kinetic Models in Applied Sciences

Author: Luisa Arlotti
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812385606
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Mathematics

This book deals with analytic problems related to some developments and generalizations of the Boltzmann equation toward the modeling and qualitative analysis of large systems that are of interest in applied sciences. These generalizations are documented in the various surveys edited by Bellomo and Pulvirenti with reference to models of granular media, traffic flow, mathematical biology, communication networks, and coagulation models. The first generalization dealt with refers to the averaged Boltzmann equation, which is obtained by suitable averaging of the distribution function of the field particles into the action domain of the test particle. This model is further developed to describe equations with dissipative collisions and a class of models that are of interest in mathematical biology. In this latter case the state of the particles is defined not only by a mechanical variable but also by a biological microscopic state.

Fast Solution of Discretized Optimization Problems

Author: Karl-Heinz Hoffmann
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 9783034882330
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

A collection of articles summarizing the state of knowledge in a large portion of modern homotopy theory. This welcome reference for many new results and recent methods is addressed to all mathematicians interested in homotopy theory and in geometric aspects of group theory.

Ground Vehicle Dynamics

Author: Karl Popp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540685537
Release Date: 2010-03-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Ground Vehicle Dynamics is devoted to the mathematical modelling and dynamical analysis of ground vehicle systems composed of the vehicle body, the guidance and suspension devices and the corresponding guideway. Automobiles on uneven roads and railways on flexible tracks are prominent representatives of ground vehicle systems. All these different kinds of systems are treated in a common way by means of analytical dynamics and control theory. In addition to a detailed modelling of vehicles as multibody systems, the contact theory for rolling wheels and the modelling of guideways by finite element systems as well as stochastic processes are presented. As a particular result of this integrated approach the state equations of the global systems are obtained including the complete interactions between the subsystems considered as independent modules. The fundamentals of vehicle dynamics for longitudinal, lateral and vertical motions and vibrations of automobiles and railways are discussed in detail.

Sliding Mode Based Analysis and Identification of Vehicle Dynamics

Author: Hocine Imine
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642222245
Release Date: 2011-07-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Vehicles are complex mechanical systems with strong nonlinear characteristics and which can present some uncertainties due to their dynamic parameters such as masses, inertias, suspension springs, tires side slip coefficients, etc. A vehicle is composed of many parts, namely the unsprung mass, the sprung mass, the suspension which makes the link between these two masses and therefore ensures passenger comfort, and also the pneumatic which absorbs the energy coming from the road and ensures contact between the vehicle and the road. In addition to its complexity and the presence of many nonlinearities and uncertainties, the presence of some external perturbations, such as the wind and the road inputs with its own characteristics (radius of curvature, longitudinal and lateral slop, road profile and skid resistance) can cause risks not only to the vehicle but also to passengers and other road users. Many methods have been developed in order to understand the behavior of a vehicle ( light and heavy vehicle), control it and assist the driver in order to avoid possible lane departures, rollover or jackknifing risks, to ensure a better passenger comfort by means of a suspension control and/or to estimate a safety speed and trajectory.

Multibody Dynamics

Author: Juan Carlo Garcia Orden
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402056840
Release Date: 2007-04-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The ECCOMAS Thematic Conference Multibody Dynamics 2005 was held in Madrid, representing the second edition of a series which began in Lisbon 2003. This book contains the revised and extended versions of selected conference communications, representing the state-of-the-art in the advances on computational multibody models, from the most abstract mathematical developments to practical engineering applications.

Sustainability Science

Author: Bert de Vries
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107005884
Release Date: 2012-12-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Textbook surveys key issues of sustainability - energy, nature, agro-food, resources, economics - for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Advances in dynamics and impact mechanics

Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publisher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics
ISBN: 1853129283
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Science

This book contains invited chapters by internationally renown researchers in dynamics and impact mechanics and covers a wide range of topics including both experimental and theoretical studies. Inspired by and dedicated to Professor Norman Jones of the University of Liverpool, UK, the volume acknowledges his outstanding contribution to the field.

Multibody Dynamics

Author: Zdravko Terze
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319072609
Release Date: 2014-06-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

By having its origin in analytical and continuum mechanics, as well as in computer science and applied mathematics, multibody dynamics provides a basis for analysis and virtual prototyping of innovative applications in many fields of contemporary engineering. With the utilization of computational models and algorithms that classically belonged to different fields of applied science, multibody dynamics delivers reliable simulation platforms for diverse highly-developed industrial products such as vehicle and railway systems, aeronautical and space vehicles, robotic manipulators, smart structures, biomechanical applications and nano-technologies. The chapters of this volume are based on the revised and extended versions of the selected scientific papers from amongst 255 original contributions that have been accepted to be presented within the program of the distinguished international ECCOMAS conference. It reflects state-of-the-art in the advances of multibody dynamics, providing excellent insight in the recent scientific developments in this prominent field of computational mechanics and contemporary engineering.

Graduate Programs in Engineering Applied Sciences 2008

Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768924030
Release Date: 2007-11-20
Genre: Education

Peterson's six-volume Graduate and Professional Programs is the trusted source for accurate, up-to-date graduate program information. With complete details on more than 44,000 master, doctoral, and first-professional degree programs in 476 disciplines at more than 2,000 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, this series is the perfect for students, acadmic advisors, administrators, researchers, scholars, professionals, and librarians.