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|
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Blundell, M. V., & Christensen, J. (2015). Mass Distribution, Vehicle Structures, Light-Weighting and Optimization. In V. V. Vantsevich, & M. V. Blundell (Eds.), Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Design for Severe Environments (pp. 358-372). Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-576-0-358