Special Issue "Vehicle Dynamics and Control 2021"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2021.
Interests: vehicle dynamics; active vehicle control strategies; active yaw control; hybrid and electric vehicles, driving simulatos; vehicle side-slip estimation
The evolution of the automotive world towards electrification means that a variety of hybrid and electric cars with different powertrain architectures can be found on the market. In electric vehicles with a multiple-motor powertrain, a torque vectoring strategy, for instance, can be achieved with individual wheel torque control. This feature can significantly enhance the cornering response, stability, performance and active safety, whilst improving the vehicle dynamic properties of the car. Torque vectoring can also increase energy efficiency through the appropriate design of the target reference to calculate the wheel torque distribution. Moreover, typical active vehicle dynamic control strategies and active safety systems rely on the real-time monitoring of the vehicle sideslip angle (VSA), which is generally not directly measured for impracticality. VSA estimation has been a big challenge since the introduction of the very first on-board active systems, and it is still a hot research topic.
This Special Issue will focus on vehicle dynamic control strategies, aiming to increase vehicle performance/response and active safety, together with VSA estimation methods and all the vehicle models involved with them. Papers are invited in all these different areas (but are not limited to them), as they are multidisciplinary topics involving economic and environmental aspects as well. Both theoretical and experimental works are welcome, especially those including validation with real-world data or experiments. Recently, interest in driving simulators and the so-called human-in-the-loop simulations has been raised; therefore, papers exploring the utility of such a tool in developing vehicle dynamic control strategies are also encouraged.
Dr. Daniel Chindamo
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- vehicle dynamics control strategies
- active yaw control
- torque vectoring
- vehicle side-slip angle estimation
- driving simulator
- vehicle models
- hybrid and electric vehicles