Mass Distribution, Vehicle Structures, Light-Weighting and Optimization

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Autonomous Vehicle Design for Severe Environments
EditorsVladimir V. Vantsevich, Mike V. Blundell
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Pages358-372
ISBN (Print)978-161499575-3, 978-161499576-0
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Publication statusPublished - 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