The Multibody Systems Approach To Vehicle Dynamics

Paperback | September 25, 2014

byMichael Blundell, Damian HartyEditorMichael Blundell

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Filling the gaps between subjective vehicle assessment, classical vehicle dynamics and computer-based multibody approaches, The Multibody Systems Approach to Vehicle Dynamics offers unique coverage of both the virtual and practical aspects of vehicle dynamics from concept design to system analysis and handling development. The book provides valuable foundation knowledge of vehicle dynamics as well as drawing on laboratory studies, test-track work, and finished vehicle applications to gel theory with practical examples and observations. Combined with insights into the capabilities and limitations of multibody simulation, this comprehensive mix provides the background understanding, practical reality and simulation know-how needed to make and interpret useful models. New to this edition you will find coverage of the latest tire models, changes to the modeling of light commercial vehicles, developments in active safety systems, torque vectoring, and examples in AView, as well as updates to theory, simulation, and modeling techniques throughout. Unique gelling of foundational theory, research findings, practical insights, and multibody systems modeling know-how, reflecting the mixed academic and industrial experience of this expert author team Coverage of the latest models, safety developments, simulation methods, and features bring the new edition up to date with advances in this critical and evolving field

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Filling the gaps between subjective vehicle assessment, classical vehicle dynamics and computer-based multibody approaches, The Multibody Systems Approach to Vehicle Dynamics offers unique coverage of both the virtual and practical aspects of vehicle dynamics from concept design to system analysis and handling development. The book pro...

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A dedicated guide to the application of multibody systems analysis (MBS) to vehicle dynamics modelling and simulationOffers a unique combination of foundational theory, research findings, practical insights and modeling know-how, reflecting the academic and industrial experience of the author team.Includes coverage of the latest models...

Mike Blundell is Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Impact, Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Coventry University, UK. He specializes in vehicle dynamics and safety teaching and research, and has worked with multibody systems applications in vehicle dynamics in industry and academia, publishing many papers on the topic.Damian Harty i...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 25, 2014Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0080994253

ISBN - 13:9780080994253

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Table of Contents

Nomenclature 1. Introduction 2. Kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies 3. Multibody systems simulation software 4. Modelling and analysis of suspension systems 5. Tyre characteristics and modelling 6. Modelling and assembly of the full vehicle 7. Simulation output and interpretation 8. Active systems References APPENDIX A Vehicle Model System Schematics and Data Sets APPENDIX B FORTRAN TYRE MODEL SUBROUTINES APPENDIX C GLOSSARY OF TERMS APPENDIX D STANDARDS FOR PROVING GROUND TESTS