- 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.
- Downloadable models, code and data sets, available from the book’s companion website, enable readers to explore the material in the book interactively.
- 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.
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 tyre 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.
Practicing engineers, graduate students and researchers working in vehicle dynamics modeling and simulation, including vehicle design engineers and those involved in modeling, specification and analysis of suspension, steering, braking and tires.