Road Vehicle Dynamics: Fundamentals and Modeling with MATLAB®, Second Edition combines coverage of vehicle dynamics concepts with MATLAB v9.4 programming routines and results, along with examples and numerous chapter exercises. Improved and updated, the revised text offers new coverage of active safety systems, rear wheel steering, race car suspension systems, airsprings, four-wheel drive, mechatronics, and other topics. Based on the lead author's extensive lectures, classes, and research activities, this unique text provides readers with insights into the computer-based modeling of automobiles and other ground vehicles. Instructor resources, including problem solutions, are available from the publisher.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Road. Tire. Drive Train. Suspension System. Force Elements. Vertical Dynamics. Longitudinal Dynamics. Lateral Dynamics. Driving Behavior of Single Vehicles.
Georg Rill has been a researcher and an educator for more than thirty years. He is professor at the OTH Regensburg, Germany.His first book, entitled Simulation von Kraftfahrzeugen, was published in 1994. Recently, he contributed the part Multibody Systems and Simulation Techniques to the book Vehicle Dynamics of Modern Passenger Cars.
Abel Arieta Castro is a research engineer at EFS, a major supplier of the automotive industry. He developed a robust and fault tolerant integrated control system to improve the stability of road vehicles in critical driving scenarios during his PhD. As a post-doc he spend several months at the OTH, where he deepened his knowledge on vehicle dynamics and tire modeling.