A special issue of International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing
Road terrain profiles are of interest to many groups, from civil engineers evaluating highway smoothness to automotive engineers performing multi-body dynamic simulations and durability analysis. The quality of the terrain profile has a large effect on all analyses and, therefore, the terrain measurement must be as accurate as possible. Currently, high fidelity data is being produced by new systems that can be used in many advanced applications, such as 3D tyre models and terramechanics models that require detailed knowledge about the terrain topology.
The focus of this special issue is research concerning all aspects of terrain measurement techniques, analysis of measured terrain, and mathematical and statistical modelling of terrain topology for on-road and off-road applications. Of particular interest are areas related to passenger, commercial, and military applications. Submissions are encouraged from a wide audience of members of academia, the defence community, and the automotive industry.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Measurement techniques
- Signal processing
- Terrain topology characterisation
- Chassis load prediction
- Mathematical modelling of terrain
- Vehicle design applications
- Vehicle testing and development
Extended abstracts due: 1 January, 2009
Complete manuscript due for review: 1 March, 2009
Authors notified of final paper acceptance: 1 May, 2009
Submission of final manuscript: 1 June, 2009
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