This Section covers the contribution of the vehicle body and the critical importance of producing light-weight structures with the correct mass distribution to ensure agile performance. The Dynamic Index design parameter and its influence on handling performance is described together with a practical example using an experimental vehicle. The use of finite element methods to optimize vehicle structures is also described.
|Title of host publication||Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Design for Severe Environments|
|Editors||Vladimir V. Vantsevich, Mike V. Blundell|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|ISBN (Print)||978-161499575-3, 978-161499576-0|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|