Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 13th International Conference on Automotive Safety 2022"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 1756

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Prof. Dr. Marek Jaśkiewicz
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Department of Automotive Engineering and Transport, Kielce University of Technology, Avenue Tysiąclecia Państwa Polskiego 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
Interests: collision analysis; biomechanics; vehicle safety; car diagnostics; machine dynamics; transport systems
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Dr. Branislav Šarkan
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Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Žilina, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia
Interests: road transport operation; vehicle diagnostic; vehicle testing
Prof. Dr. Ján Ližbetin
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Department of Transport and Logistics, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, 370 01 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Interests: transport; intermodal transport; logistics; warehousing; transport means; handling equipment; environmental research
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is currently a rapid development in automotive technology and road infrastructure systems aimed at reducing the risk of accidents or their severity. Intelligent transport systems contribute to increasing the mobility of societies and the quality of transport services, which in turn translates into positive economic effects, a reduced environmental impact, and improved road safety. Active and passive safety systems in vehicles are technologically advanced electronic devices and systems that prevent traffic incidents and provide maximum possible protection for the driver and passengers.

It is important to develop and exchange knowledge on contemporary problems of vehicle safety, vehicle–human–road interactions, and methods of road accident analysis. This Special Issue provides an opportunity to present the latest developments that address current and future challenges in vehicle and road safety. Topics relevant to this Special Issue include:

  • Automotive safety systems;
  • Intelligent transport infrastructure systems and their impact on improving road safety;
  • Road accidents—causes, effects, prevention methods;
  • Ecological safety.

Prof. Dr. Marek Jaśkiewicz
Dr. Branislav Šarkan
Prof. Dr. Ján Ližbetin
Guest Editors

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The Analysis of Pneumatic Wheel Rim Deformation While Hitting an Obstacle
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(13), 6371; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12136371 - 23 Jun 2022
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The article presents the results of simulations using the finite element method (FEM) aimed at examining the extent of damage to the wheel rim as a result of hitting an obstacle. The obtained results can be used as comparative data during the performance [...] Read more.
The article presents the results of simulations using the finite element method (FEM) aimed at examining the extent of damage to the wheel rim as a result of hitting an obstacle. The obtained results can be used as comparative data during the performance of expert opinions to give an answer as to how the damage occurred. The data obtained from the FEM simulation can also be used in the process of geometric optimization of the rim, which aims to obtain a rim resistant to this type of damage. Full article
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The Properties of Materials and Structures of Fluted PVC Panels for the Transmission of Airborne Sound
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(11), 5732; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12115732 - 05 Jun 2022
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The primary goal of this research was to study transmission loss and absorption of fluted PVC panels using experimental and theoretical methods. During these studies, the link between panel size, thickness, transmission loss, and absorption was considered. We measured the transmission loss and [...] Read more.
The primary goal of this research was to study transmission loss and absorption of fluted PVC panels using experimental and theoretical methods. During these studies, the link between panel size, thickness, transmission loss, and absorption was considered. We measured the transmission loss and absorption in reverberation rooms according to ISO standards. Hansen’s theoretical model was also used to predict the transmission loss. Agreement between TL prediction according to Hansen’s model and measured results for some of the studied panels were observed. However, the analytical prediction, according to Hansen’s model, for heavy fluted PVC panels must be used with caution. The absorption properties of the studied fluted PVC panels are also connected with their resonance, and, in addition, the resonance frequency is associated with the space between the ribs and wave propagation in the panel’s plane. Full article
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Application of Spearman’s Method for the Analysis of the Causes of Long-Term Post-Failure Downtime of City Buses
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(6), 2921; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12062921 - 12 Mar 2022
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The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of the categories of bus downtime caused by the necessity of their repair on the availability indicator. A retrospective study covering 12 years of bus operation was carried using the selected municipal transport [...] Read more.
The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of the categories of bus downtime caused by the necessity of their repair on the availability indicator. A retrospective study covering 12 years of bus operation was carried using the selected municipal transport company as an example. The share of the selected categories of downtime in the total time of vehicle downtime was analyzed. The Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient was used for the analysis. The research covered seven makes and types of buses and six categories of downtime. A ranking of the downtime categories was developed according to the criterion of the statistical dispersion of stoppage time as a measure of their unpredictability. It was shown that categorized unavailability was strongly dependent on the rank of downtime and loosely dependent on the age of buses. In practical applications, the test results may be useful in improving the fleet maintenance processes, selecting the make of new buses or development of models for safety margin availability. Full article
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