This special issue will focus on the mobility performance of off-road vehicles, both tracked and wheeled. Numerical modelling capabilities for track and tyre ground interaction have largely been limited to simple theories in terramechanics.
Researchers have attempted more advanced techniques but computational overheads and model parameter estimations seemed to be hindrances in many cases. Another gap in mobility is the availability of the test data necessary for the development of tyre, track and soil models as well as for vehicle performance validation.
In this special issue we would like to gather pioneering research findings in diverse mobility aspects such as experimentation, modelling and simulation and validation.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following in relation to off-road vehicle mobility:
- Tyre, track, terrain and soil models
- Off-road vehicle mobility performance measurement
- Terrain modelling
- Mobility evaluation uncertainty analysis
- Tracked and wheeled vehicle mobility comparison
- Fording simulation
- Tyre-soil and track-soil interaction modelling
- Rolling resistance
- Testing of large tyres, track shoes and machine systems
- Simulation methodologies
- Treatment of uncertainties
- High-performance computing
Submission of manuscripts: 30 April, 2016