Vehicle Collision Dynamics

Vehicle Collision Dynamics
Author: Dario Vangi
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2020-01-31
ISBN 10: 0128127511
ISBN 13: 9780128127513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vehicle Collision Dynamics Book Review:

Vehicle Collision Dynamics provides a unified framework and timely collection of up-to-date results on front crash, side crash and car to car crashes. The book is ideal as a reference, with an approach that's simple, clear, and easy to comprehend. As the mathematical and software-based modelling and analysis of vehicle crash scenarios have not been systematically investigated, this is an ideal source for further study. Numerous academic and industry studies have analyzed vehicle safety during physical crash scenarios, thus material responses during crashes serve as one of the most important performance indices for mechanical design problems. In addition to mathematical methodologies, this book provides thorough coverage of computer simulations, software-based modeling, and an analysis of methods capable of providing more flexibility. Unifies existing and emerging concepts concerning vehicle crash dynamics Provides a series of latest results in mathematical-based modeling from front and oblique perspectives Contains almost everything needed to capture the essence of model development and analysis for vehicle crash Includes both numerical and simulation results given in each chapter Presents a comprehensive, up-to-date reference that encourages further study

Vehicle Crash Mechanics

Vehicle Crash Mechanics
Author: Matthew Huang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2002-06-19
ISBN 10: 142004186X
ISBN 13: 9781420041866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vehicle Crash Mechanics Book Review:

Governed by strict regulations and the intricate balance of complex interactions among variables, the application of mechanics to vehicle crashworthiness is not a simple task. It demands a solid understanding of the fundamentals, careful analysis, and practical knowledge of the tools and techniques of that analysis. Vehicle Crash Mechanics sets forth the basic principles of engineering mechanics and applies them to the issue of crashworthiness. The author studies the three primary elements of crashworthiness: vehicle, occupant, and restraint. He illustrates their dynamic interactions through analytical models, experimental methods, and test data from actual crash tests. Parallel development of the analysis of actual test results and the interpretation of mathematical models related to the test provides insight into the parameters and interactions that influence the results. Detailed case studies present real-world crash tests, accidents, and the effectiveness of air bag and crash sensing systems. Design analysis formulas and two- and three-dimensional charts help in visualizing the complex interactions of the design variables. Vehicle crashworthiness is a complex, multifaceted area of study. Vehicle Crash Mechanics clarifies its complexities. The book builds a solid foundation and presents up-to-date techniques needed to meet the ultimate goal of crashworthiness analysis and experimentation: to satisfy and perhaps exceed the safety requirements mandated by law.

Advances in System Dynamics and Control

Advances in System Dynamics and Control
Author: Azar, Ahmad Taher,Vaidyanathan, Sundarapandian
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2018-02-09
ISBN 10: 1522540784
ISBN 13: 9781522540786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in System Dynamics and Control Book Review:

Complex systems are pervasive in many areas of science. With the increasing requirement for high levels of system performance, complex systems has become an important area of research due to its role in many industries. Advances in System Dynamics and Control provides emerging research on the applications in the field of control and analysis for complex systems, with a special emphasis on how to solve various control design and observer design problems, nonlinear systems, interconnected systems, and singular systems. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as adaptive control, artificial neural network, and synchronization, this book is an important resource for engineers, professionals, and researchers interested in applying new computational and mathematical tools for solving the complicated problems of mathematical modeling, simulation, and control.

Studies of Vehicle Collisions

Studies of Vehicle Collisions
Author: Ching-Yao Chan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 10
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:39767393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies of Vehicle Collisions Book Review:

This document describes part of the work conducted under MOU252 and MOU324, related to the studies of vehicle collisions in vehicle-following operations. This working paper is a detailed documentation of a computer program that is the core element of the simulation tools for vehicle collision dynamics. The program, SMAC (Simulation Model of Automobile Collisions), and its PC-platform version EDSMAC have been used extensively in recent work at PATH to investigate the consequences of vehicle collisions and the effects of vehicle-following parameters on collisions. A copy of the source codes of SMAC was obtained from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Revisions to the program were made to insert the option of exercising feedback control in collision situations. After these revisions, control algorithms can now be tested in crash scenarios to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of vehicle control in emergency conditions. The structure of the program was outlined in this report with descriptions of the major subroutines. The added options for implementing user-specified steering inputs and feedback controllers were explained in details. An example input file for running the computer program was also provided to illustrate the formats and contents of input parameters. This working report provides a concise and essential documentation for the computer program. KEY WORDS Vehicle Collisions Simulation of Vehicle Crashes Vehicle Control in Collisions Advanced Vehicle Control Systems

Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries

Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries
Author: Larry S. Nordhoff
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780763733353
ISBN 13: 0763733350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries Book Review:

A complete revision of the first edition, this book presents the most current concepts of chiropractic diagnostic workup, injury mechanisms, patient management, and prognosis of cervical and soft tissue injuries caused by automobile crashes. It is a comprehensive overview of all relevant issues facing clinicians in private practice. This edition includes five new chapters and includes real world examples that can be used in everyday practice. With an entire section devoted to automobile collision data, crash dynamics, and human tolerance and injury factors, it's extensively referenced from the clinical and automotive crash literature.The second edition contains 5 new chapters that cover:- Emerging concepts in treating chronic whiplash pain has been added to explore some of the newer forms of treating the chronic patient.- Crash speeds and injury risk. This chapter is unique in that it explores various international publications that evaluate the risk. Attempts to dispel myths about crash speeds and gives a forensic overview of the application of these studies.- Have split the original chapter on injury mechanisms into 4 chapters in the second edition. Chapter 15 focuses specifically into the arena of general applications of biomechanics relating to automobile crashes. Chapters 16-18 provide individual chapters on frontal, side, and rear crash biomechanics. These chapters explore the individual complexities of the varying types of crashes.- Human factors that influence injury and recovery has been added as a separate chapter to provide more detailed information to the clinician.In addition, the authors have focused on adding more information about the sensitivity and specificity of various orthopedic and neurological tests, and have further explored the types of conditions that chiropractors treat.To view the list of contributors to this edition, click on the additional information button below.Christopher J. Centeno, MDCo-Editor-The Journal of Whiplash and Related DisordersBoard Certified Physical Medicine and RehabilitationBoard Certified Anesthesia Pain ManagementMedical Director-The Spine Injury FoundationCharles Davis, DC, DAAPM, CCSTMichael D. Freeman, PhD, DC, MPHForensic Trauma EpidemiologistDepartment of Public Health & Preventive MedicineOregon Health & Science University School of MedicineJay A. Kaiser, MDMedical DirectorNational Orthopedic Imaging AssociatesGerald P. Keane, MDPhysiatry Medical Group/SOARVoluntary Clinical Assistant Professor Stanford University School of MedicineDaniel J. Murphy, DCFaculty Life Chiropractic College WestDiplomate American Board of Chiropractic OrthopedistsRichard Nolan, MDDamon C. Sacco, MDMedical DirectorNati

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks
Author: Maksym Spiryagin,Timothy Gordon,Colin Cole,Tim McSweeney
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1388
Release: 2021-03-19
ISBN 10: 1351967371
ISBN 13: 9781351967372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks Book Review:

The International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks is the leading international gathering of scientists and engineers from academia and industry in the field of ground vehicle dynamics to present and exchange their latest innovations and breakthroughs. Established in Vienna in 1977, the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD) has since held its biennial symposia throughout Europe and in the USA, Canada, Japan, South Africa and China. The main objectives of IAVSD are to promote the development of the science of vehicle dynamics and to encourage engineering applications of this field of science, to inform scientists and engineers on the current state-of-the-art in the field of vehicle dynamics and to broaden contacts among persons and organisations of the various countries engaged in scientific research and development in the field of vehicle dynamics and related areas. IAVSD 2017, the 25th Symposium of the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics was hosted by the Centre for Railway Engineering at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia in August 2017. The symposium focused on the following topics related to road and rail vehicles and trains: dynamics and stability; vibration and comfort; suspension; steering; traction and braking; active safety systems; advanced driver assistance systems; autonomous road and rail vehicles; adhesion and friction; wheel-rail contact; tyre-road interaction; aerodynamics and crosswind; pantograph-catenary dynamics; modelling and simulation; driver-vehicle interaction; field and laboratory testing; vehicle control and mechatronics; performance and optimization; instrumentation and condition monitoring; and environmental considerations. Providing a comprehensive review of the latest innovative developments and practical applications in road and rail vehicle dynamics, the 213 papers now published in these proceedings will contribute greatly to a better understanding of related problems and will serve as a reference for researchers and engineers active in this specialised field.

Low Speed Automobile Accidents

Low Speed Automobile Accidents
Author: Alan J. Watts
Publsiher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing
Total Pages: 797
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781930056428
ISBN 13: 1930056427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Speed Automobile Accidents Book Review:

Written for the reconstructionist, attorney, automotive engineer, or other interested professional, it examines the science of reconstructing and analyzing a low speed automobile accident. Learn how to analyze accidents that result in little or no vehicle damage, how the final position of a vehicle indicates speed much higher than the driver claims and what are potential injuries and threshold loads for injury to various parts of the body arise from low speed collisions. Dr. Watts explains basic concepts of physics, and then applies them to accident reconstruction. The text will be readily understood by any reader with a basic understanding of accident reconstruction, however, full details and equation derivations are provided for those with either higher technical education or a wish to more fully understand the issues.

Studies of Vehicle Collisions a Documentation of the Simulation Codes SMAC Simulation Model of Automobile Collisions Update 1

Studies of Vehicle Collisions    a Documentation of the Simulation Codes  SMAC  Simulation Model of Automobile Collisions   Update 1
Author: Ching-Yao Chan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 13
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:631823684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies of Vehicle Collisions a Documentation of the Simulation Codes SMAC Simulation Model of Automobile Collisions Update 1 Book Review:

Vehicle Dynamics and Control

Vehicle Dynamics and Control
Author: Shahram Azadi,Reza Kazemi,Hamidreza Rezaei Nedamani
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0323856608
ISBN 13: 9780323856607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vehicle Dynamics and Control Book Review:

Vehicle Dynamics and Control: Advanced Methodologies features the latest information on advanced dynamics and vehicle motion control, including a comprehensive overview of passenger cars and articulated vehicles, fundamentals, and emerging developments. This book provides a unified, balanced treatment of advanced approaches to vehicle dynamics and control. It proceeds to cover advanced vehicle control strategies, such as identification and estimation, adaptive nonlinear control, new robust control techniques, and soft computing. Other topics, such as the integrated control of passenger cars and articulated heavy vehicles, are also discussed with a significant amount of material on engineering methodology, simulation, modeling, and mathematical verification of the systems. This book discusses and solves new challenges in vehicle dynamics and control problems and helps graduate students in the field of automotive engineering as well as researchers and engineers seeking theoretical/practical design procedures in automotive control systems. Provides a vast spectrum of advanced vehicle dynamics and control systems topics and current research trends Provides an extensive discussion in some advanced topics on commercial vehicles, such as dynamics and control of semitrailer carrying liquid, integrated control system design, path planning and tracking control in the autonomous articulated vehicle

Path Planning and Tracking for Vehicle Collision Avoidance in Lateral and Longitudinal Motion Directions

Path Planning and Tracking for Vehicle Collision Avoidance in Lateral and Longitudinal Motion Directions
Author: Jie Ji,Hong Wang,Yue Ren
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2022-06-01
ISBN 10: 303101507X
ISBN 13: 9783031015076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Path Planning and Tracking for Vehicle Collision Avoidance in Lateral and Longitudinal Motion Directions Book Review:

In recent years, the control of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) has attracted strong attention for various automotive applications. One of the important features demanded of CAVs is collision avoidance, whether it is a stationary or a moving obstacle. Due to complex traffic conditions and various vehicle dynamics, the collision avoidance system should ensure that the vehicle can avoid collision with other vehicles or obstacles in longitudinal and lateral directions simultaneously. The longitudinal collision avoidance controller can avoid or mitigate vehicle collision accidents effectively via Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Brake Assist System (BAS), and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), which has been commercially applied in many new vehicles launched by automobile enterprises. But in lateral motion direction, it is necessary to determine a flexible collision avoidance path in real time in case of detecting any obstacle. Then, a path-tracking algorithm is designed to assure that the vehicle will follow the predetermined path precisely, while guaranteeing certain comfort and vehicle stability over a wide range of velocities. In recent years, the rapid development of sensor, control, and communication technology has brought both possibilities and challenges to the improvement of vehicle collision avoidance capability, so collision avoidance system still needs to be further studied based on the emerging technologies. In this book, we provide a comprehensive overview of the current collision avoidance strategies for traditional vehicles and CAVs. First, the book introduces some emergency path planning methods that can be applied in global route design and local path generation situations which are the most common scenarios in driving. A comparison is made in the path-planning problem in both timing and performance between the conventional algorithms and emergency methods. In addition, this book introduces and designs an up-to-date path-planning method based on artificial potential field methods for collision avoidance, and verifies the effectiveness of this method in complex road environment. Next, in order to accurately track the predetermined path for collision avoidance, traditional control methods, humanlike control strategies, and intelligent approaches are discussed to solve the path-tracking problem and ensure the vehicle successfully avoids the collisions. In addition, this book designs and applies robust control to solve the path-tracking problem and verify its tracking effect in different scenarios. Finally, this book introduces the basic principles and test methods of AEB system for collision avoidance of a single vehicle. Meanwhile, by taking advantage of data sharing between vehicles based on V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure) communication, pile-up accidents in longitudinal direction are effectively avoided through cooperative motion control of multiple vehicles.

Simulation and Animation Tools for Analysis of Vehicle Collision

Simulation and Animation Tools for Analysis of Vehicle Collision
Author: Bruce Hongola,Ching-Yao Chan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:42061968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Path Planning and Tracking for Vehicle Collision Avoidance in Lateral and Longitudinal Motion Directions

Path Planning and Tracking for Vehicle Collision Avoidance in Lateral and Longitudinal Motion Directions
Author: Jie Ji,Hong Wang,Yue Ren
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-10-09
ISBN 10: 1681739402
ISBN 13: 9781681739403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Path Planning and Tracking for Vehicle Collision Avoidance in Lateral and Longitudinal Motion Directions Book Review:

In recent years, the control of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) has attracted strong attention for various automotive applications. One of the important features demanded of CAVs is collision avoidance, whether it is a stationary or a moving obstacle. Due to complex traffic conditions and various vehicle dynamics, the collision avoidance system should ensure that the vehicle can avoid collision with other vehicles or obstacles in longitudinal and lateral directions simultaneously. The longitudinal collision avoidance controller can avoid or mitigate vehicle collision accidents effectively via Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Brake Assist System (BAS), and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), which has been commercially applied in many new vehicles launched by automobile enterprises. But in lateral motion direction, it is necessary to determine a flexible collision avoidance path in real time in case of detecting any obstacle. Then, a path-tracking algorithm is designed to assure that the vehicle will follow the predetermined path precisely, while guaranteeing certain comfort and vehicle stability over a wide range of velocities. In recent years, the rapid development of sensor, control, and communication technology has brought both possibilities and challenges to the improvement of vehicle collision avoidance capability, so collision avoidance system still needs to be further studied based on the emerging technologies. In this book, we provide a comprehensive overview of the current collision avoidance strategies for traditional vehicles and CAVs. First, the book introduces some emergency path planning methods that can be applied in global route design and local path generation situations which are the most common scenarios in driving. A comparison is made in the path-planning problem in both timing and performance between the conventional algorithms and emergency methods. In addition, this book introduces and designs an up-to-date path-planning method based on artificial potential field methods for collision avoidance, and verifies the effectiveness of this method in complex road environment. Next, in order to accurately track the predetermined path for collision avoidance, traditional control methods, humanlike control strategies, and intelligent approaches are discussed to solve the path-tracking problem and ensure the vehicle successfully avoids the collisions. In addition, this book designs and applies robust control to solve the path-tracking problem and verify its tracking effect in different scenarios. Finally, this book introduces the basic principles and test methods of AEB system for collision avoidance of a single vehicle. Meanwhile, by taking advantage of data sharing between vehicles based on V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure) communication, pile-up accidents in longitudinal direction are effectively avoided through cooperative motion control of multiple vehicles.

Motor Vehicle Dynamics Modeling and Simulation

Motor Vehicle Dynamics  Modeling and Simulation
Author: Giancarlo Genta
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 600
Release: 1997-04-19
ISBN 10: 9814497991
ISBN 13: 9789814497992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motor Vehicle Dynamics Modeling and Simulation Book Review:

The book starts with an historical overview of road vehicles. The first part deals with the forces exchanged between the vehicle and the road and the vehicle and the air with the aim of supplying the physical facts and the relevant mathematical models about the forces which dominate the dynamics of the vehicle. The second part deals with the dynamic behaviour of the vehicle in normal driving conditions with some extensions towards conditions encountered in high-speed racing driving. Contents:Short Historical Notes on Motor VehiclesForces Acting between Road and WheelRoad Vehicle AerodynamicsLongitudinal DynamicsHandling of a Rigid VehicleMotor Vehicle on Elastic SuspensionsRoad Accidents Readership: Mechanical engineers. keywords:Motor Vehicle Dynamics;Motor Vehicle Handling;Motor Vehicle Comfort;Motor Vehicle Stability;Motor Vehicle Simulation;Motor Vehicle Aerodynamics;Motor Vehicle Suspensions;Tires;Road Accients;Vehicle-Driver Interaction “… the author provides an interesting and comprehensive treatment of a very complicated subject … it would be a good addition to the bookshelf of any engineer with an interest in vehicle dynamics or general automotive technology.” Applied Mechanics Reviews

Traffic Flow Dynamics

Traffic Flow Dynamics
Author: Martin Treiber,Arne Kesting
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2012-10-11
ISBN 10: 3642324592
ISBN 13: 9783642324598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traffic Flow Dynamics Book Review:

This textbook provides a comprehensive and instructive coverage of vehicular traffic flow dynamics and modeling. It makes this fascinating interdisciplinary topic, which to date was only documented in parts by specialized monographs, accessible to a broad readership. Numerous figures and problems with solutions help the reader to quickly understand and practice the presented concepts. This book is targeted at students of physics and traffic engineering and, more generally, also at students and professionals in computer science, mathematics, and interdisciplinary topics. It also offers material for project work in programming and simulation at college and university level. The main part, after presenting different categories of traffic data, is devoted to a mathematical description of the dynamics of traffic flow, covering macroscopic models which describe traffic in terms of density, as well as microscopic many-particle models in which each particle corresponds to a vehicle and its driver. Focus chapters on traffic instabilities and model calibration/validation present these topics in a novel and systematic way. Finally, the theoretical framework is shown at work in selected applications such as traffic-state and travel-time estimation, intelligent transportation systems, traffic operations management, and a detailed physics-based model for fuel consumption and emissions.

Vehicle Dynamics Using Computer Simulations and Event Data Recorders

Vehicle Dynamics Using Computer Simulations and Event Data Recorders
Author: Mariana Alvarado Nava
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:968229072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vehicle Dynamics Using Computer Simulations and Event Data Recorders Book Review:

The police crash investigation department requires an engineering study of a vehicle crash before presenting a case to the judicial system. Vehicle crash reconstruction simulations establish new scientific basis for the judiciary system. Computer models are used to reconstruct the vehicle performance, since the dynamic performance of a vehicle collision cannot be repeated in real time. Vehicle dynamics is the engineering study of a vehicle based on mechanics and physics. This thesis uses modern techniques in combination with the information of Event Data Recorders (EDR) to help the judiciary system identify the safety parameters and condition of vehicles. The research analysis mainly focuses on the performance of police vehicles. The EDR is a device installed in the vehicle to record how the driver responds to a crash event. Since 2004 the event data recorders are mandatory in every vehicle. Also, the EDR is able to analyze the change in velocity of the vehicle at the time of the impact. The analysis of the change in velocity allows a base structure for computer simulation. A 3-D computer solid model of a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria is developed using Solidwoks. Also, dynamic computer simulations are developed using Adams View. The solid models consist of a tire assembly, a suspension assembly and a vehicle structure. These are assembled to form a complete model of the vehicle. The main objective is to analyze the vehicle's performance during tactile driving maneuverers. The second objective is to provide new alternative methods to demonstrate a crash reconstruction to the judicial system. This method will provide a simpler, faster, and more accurate analysis of a vehicle dynamics. Additionally, the outcome of these simulations will provide a theoretical basis for future vehicle design.

Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries

Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries
Author: Larry S. Nordhoff
Publsiher: Aspen Pub
Total Pages: 373
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015034535057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries Book Review:

This book presents the concepts of chiropractic diagnostic workup, injury mechanisms, patient management, and prognosis of cervical and soft tissue injuries caused by automobile crashes. With an entire section devoted to automobile collision data, crash dynamics, and human tolerance and injury factors, it's extensively referenced from the clinical and automotive crash literature.

Passenger Car Safety Dynamics

Passenger Car Safety Dynamics
Author: Andrew J. White
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 481
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002061870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Automotive Accident Reconstruction

Automotive Accident Reconstruction
Author: Donald E. Struble, Ph.D.
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 1466588381
ISBN 13: 9781466588387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Automotive Accident Reconstruction Book Review:

Automotive Accident Reconstruction: Practices and Principles introduces techniques for gathering information and interpreting evidence, and presents computer-based tools for analyzing crashes. This book provides theory, information and data sources, techniques of investigation, an interpretation of physical evidence, and practical tips for beginners. It also works as an ongoing reference for experienced reconstructionists. The book emphasizes three things: the theoretical foundation, the presentation of data sources, and the computer programs and spread sheets used to apply both theory and collected data in the reconstruction of actual crashes. It discusses the specific requirements of reconstructing rollover crashes, offers background in structural mechanics, and describes how structural mechanics and impact mechanics are applied to automobiles that crash. The text explores the treatment of crush energy when vehicles collide with each other and with fixed objects. It delves into various classes of crashes, and simulation models. The framework of the book starts backward in time, beginning with the analysis of post-crash vehicle motions that occurred without driver control. Applies time-reverse methods, in a detailed and rigorous way, to vehicle run-out trajectories, utilizing the available physical evidence Walks the reader through a collection of digital crash test data from public sources, with detailed instructions on how to process and filter the information Shows the reader how to build spread sheets detailing calculations involving crush energy and vehicle post-crash trajectory characteristics Contains a comprehensive treatment of crush energy This text can also serve as a resource for industry professionals, particularly with regard to the underlying physics.

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics Second Edition

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics  Second Edition
Author: Simon Iwnicki,Maksym Spiryagin,Colin Cole,Tim McSweeney
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 972
Release: 2019-11-14
ISBN 10: 0429890621
ISBN 13: 9780429890628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics Second Edition Book Review:

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics, Second Edition, provides expanded, fully updated coverage of railway vehicle dynamics. With chapters by international experts, this work surveys the main areas of rolling stock and locomotive dynamics. Through mathematical analysis and numerous practical examples, it builds a deep understanding of the wheel-rail interface, suspension and suspension component design, simulation and testing of electrical and mechanical systems, and interaction with the surrounding infrastructure, and noise and vibration. Topics added in the Second Edition include magnetic levitation, rail vehicle aerodynamics, and advances in traction and braking for full trains and individual vehicles.

Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications

Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications
Author: Ahmed Elmarakbi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2013-10-09
ISBN 10: 111853526X
ISBN 13: 9781118535264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications Book Review:

The automotive industry faces many challenges, including increased global competition, the need for higher-performance vehicles, a reduction in costs and tighter environmental and safety requirements. The materials used in automotive engineering play key roles in overcoming these issues: ultimately lighter materials mean lighter vehicles and lower emissions. Composites are being used increasingly in the automotive industry due to their strength, quality and light weight. Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications: Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness provides a comprehensive explanation of how advanced composite materials, including FRPs, reinforced thermoplastics, carbon-based composites and many others, are designed, processed and utilized in vehicles. It includes technical explanations of composite materials in vehicle design and analysis and covers all phases of composite design, modelling, testing and failure analysis. It also sheds light on the performance of existing materials including carbon composites and future developments in automotive material technology which work towards reducing the weight of the vehicle structure. Key features: Chapters written by world-renowned authors and experts in their own fields Includes detailed case studies and examples covering all aspects of composite materials and their application in the automotive industries Unique topic integration between the impact, crash, failure, damage, analysis and modelling of composites Presents the state of the art in composite materials and their application in the automotive industry Integrates theory and practice in the fields of composite materials and automotive engineering Considers energy efficiency and environmental implications Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications: Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness is a comprehensive reference for those working with composite materials in both academia and industry, and is also a useful source of information for those considering using composites in automotive applications in the future.