1st Edition

Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook

Edited By Gianpiero Mastinu, Manfred Ploechl Copyright 2014
    1708 Pages 1283 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    1708 Pages 1283 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Featuring contributions from leading experts, the Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all the major issues involved in road vehicle dynamic behavior. While the focus is on automobiles, this book also highlights motorcycles, heavy commercial vehicles, and off-road vehicles.

    The authors of the individual chapters, both from automotive industry and universities, address basic issues, but also include references to significant papers for further reading. Thus the handbook is devoted both to the beginner, wishing to acquire basic knowledge on a specific topic, and to the experienced engineer or scientist, wishing to have up-to-date information on a particular subject. It can also be used as a textbook for master courses at universities.

    The handbook begins with a short history of road and off-road vehicle dynamics followed by detailed, state-of-the-art chapters on modeling, analysis and optimization in vehicle system dynamics, vehicle concepts and aerodynamics, pneumatic tires and contact wheel-road/off-road, modeling vehicle subsystems, vehicle dynamics and active safety, man-vehicle interaction, intelligent vehicle systems, and road accident reconstruction and passive safety.

    • Provides extensive coverage of modeling, simulation, and analysis techniques
    • Surveys all vehicle subsystems from a vehicle dynamics point of view
    • Focuses on pneumatic tires and contact wheel-road/off-road
    • Discusses intelligent vehicle systems technologies and active safety
    • Considers safety factors and accident reconstruction procedures
    • Includes chapters written by leading experts from all over the world

    This text provides an applicable source of information for all people interested in a deeper understanding of road vehicle dynamics and related problems.

    History of Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics

    Masao Nagai

    Part I Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization in Vehicle

    System Dynamics

    Vehicle Models and Equations of Motion

    Werner Schiehlen

    Simulation Algorithms and Software Tools

    Martin Arnold

    Nonlinear Solid Mechanics with Finite Elements

    Anna Pandolfi

    Nonlinear Vehicle Dynamics

    Hans True

    Controls and Identification

    Stefan Jakubek and Martin Kozek

    Actuators and Sensors

    Yoshihiro Suda

    Optimization of Ground Vehicle Systems

    Massimiliano Gobbi and Panos Y Papalambros

    Fatigue and Structural Durability of Automotive Components

    Thomas Bruder, Holger Hanselka, Rüdiger Heim, Heinz Kaufmann,

    Michael Kieninger, Jürgen Nuffer, and Cetin M Sonsino

    Reliability Assessment of Mechatronic Devices in Vehicles

    Bernd Bertsche, Jochen Gäng, Holger Hanselka, Soong-Oh Han,

    Jürgen Nuffer, and Kai Wolf

    Part II Vehicle Concepts and Aerodynamics

    Conceptual Design of Road Vehicles Related to Dynamics

    Giampiero RM Mastinu

    Off-Road Vehicles (Wheeled and Tracked)

    Günter H Hohl

    Motorcycles and Three-Wheeled Vehicles

    Robin S Sharp

    Race Cars: Frame, Suspension, Aerodynamics

    Andrea Toso

    Race Cars: Braking System

    Carlo Maria Domenico Cantoni and Giorgio Previati

    Aerodynamics and Vehicle Dynamics

    Andreas Wagner

    Part III Pneumatic Tires and Contact Wheel-Road/Off-Road

    Tire as a Vehicle Component

    Hans B Pacejka

    Pneumatic Tire Models: The Detailed Mechanical Approach

    Michael Gipser

    Pneumatic Tire: Construction and Testing

    Maurizio Boiocchi and Giuseppe Matrascia

    Mechanics of Off-Road Vehicle–Terrain Interaction: Terramechanics

    Jo Y Wong

    Part IV Modeling of Vehicle Subsystems

    Suspension Systems

    Wolfgang Matschinsky

    Active and Semiactive Suspension Systems

    Davor Hrovat, H Eric Tseng, Michael Fodor, and Jahan Asgari


    Andreas Laschet, Ferit Küçükay

    Brake System Dynamics

    Carlo Maria Domenico Cantoni, Riccardo Cesarini,

    Giampiero RM Mastinu, Giorgio Previati, and Roberto Sicigliano

    Steering System

    Ichiro Kageyama

    Structural and Dynamic Problems in Car Body Design

    Giovanni Belingardi and Massimiliano Avalle

    Part V Vehicle Dynamics and Active Safety

    Basics of Longitudinal and Lateral Vehicle Dynamics

    Manfred Ploechl, Peter Lugner, and Johannes Edelmann

    Detailed Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis of Vehicle Dynamics

    Dieter Ammon

    Ride Comfort and Road Holding

    Karl Popp

    Control of Horizontal Vehicle Motion

    Anton van Zanten

    Active and Semiactive Suspension Control

    Davor Hrovat

    Integrated Controls

    Masato Abe

    Dynamics of Heavy Commercial Vehicles and Buses

    John Aurell

    Dynamics of Off-Road Vehicles

    Jo Y Wong

    Motorcycle Handling Dynamics

    Robin S Sharp

    Part VI Man–Vehicle Interaction

    Vehicle Comfort

    Karl Siebertz

    Subjective and Objective Evaluations of Car Handling and Ride

    Gwanghun Gim

    Driver Models in Automobile Dynamics Application

    Manfred Ploechl and Johannes Edelmann

    Part VII Intelligent Vehicle Systems

    Automatic Lateral Vehicle Control

    Huei Peng

    Longitudinal Control

    Paul Fancher and Charles MacAdam

    Part VIII Road Accident Reconstruction and Passive Safety

    Analysis and Reconstruction of Road Accidents

    Horst Ecker

    Automotive Structural Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection

    Jorge Ambrósio



    Manfred Ploechl, Gianpiero Mastinu