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International Journal of Vehicle Design
International Journal of Vehicle Design


Special Issue on: "Off-Road Vehicle Dynamics"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Lin Li, Liebherr Mining Equipment, USA
Dr. Xiong Zhang, General Dynamics Land System, Canada
Dr. Dongpu Cao, University of Waterloo, Canada

This Special Issue aims at promoting the application of advanced concepts, approaches and pioneering techniques in research and development of off-road vehicle systems. Papers are invited on innovative analytical, computational and experimental investigations in design, dynamics and control of off-road vehicle systems, including agricultural machinery, mining and construction equipment, military and commercial vehicles, sports and recreational motors, and scientific exploration vehicles.

Subject Coverage
The specific topics of interest within the scope of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following technical areas:
  • Analytical and experimental study of vehicle-tyre-soil dynamics
  • Development and application of advanced control methodology for off-road vehicles
  • Subjective and objective evaluations of off-road vehicle performance
  • Closed-loop human driver and off-road vehicle systems
  • Novel suspension concepts and development for off-road vehicles
  • Advanced soil-tyre models and their applications in modelling vehicle-terrain systems
  • Soil mechanics, terrain topology modelling and characterization
  • Ergo-dynamics associated with off-road vehicles
  • Development of energy-efficient off-road vehicle systems
  • Development of special-purpose off-road vehicle systems
  • Modelling, dynamics and control of space rovers
  • Off-road racing vehicle dynamics
  • Wheeled vehicle mobility and ride quality over deformable terrain

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a double-blind peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 March 2011 (extended)

Reviewers' Reports and Decisions: 31 July 2011

Revised Manuscript Submission: 30 September 2011