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International Journal of Vehicle Design
International Journal of Vehicle Design


Special Issue on: "Integration Processing and Specifications Determination for Subsystems or Components to Meet Vehicle Performance"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Wen-Bin Shangguan, South China University of Technology, P. R. China
Dr. Jian Pang, Changan Automobile Co. Ltd., P. R. China

A vehicle design is an integration processing for different subsystems, and a subsystem design is an integration of different components. Therefore, the integration methods are critically important in vehicle product development. Although design methods for some subsystems or components can be found in publications, vehicle development integration methods and specifications are mainly controlled as corporation’s internal procedures and documents and rarely found in publications. This special issue will focus on vehicle design integration and theoretical design methods, testing methods, and specification determination. Its objective is to collect state-of-the-art research results relating to the design methods and integration processing for various key subsystems or components that have common problems in vehicle product development.

The topics in this special issue will include following contents:

  • A brief overview of some specified subsystem or component design processing
  • Technical specification determination for a subsystem or a component, including analysis methods and design criteria
  • Concept design, including design concepts and methods for guiding detailed vehicle development
  • Detailed design, including the calculation methods and tools, and key issues in every design stage
  • Experimental validation, including detailed testing contents and methods
Subject Coverage
General subsystems or components of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Suspension systems: design focusing on enhancing vehicle NVH performances and fatigue
  • Exhaust systems
  • Engine front end accessory drive systems
  • Cabin sound packages
  • Rubber isolators and subsystems
  • Radiators and fans
  • Driveline systems

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: August 31,2011

Reviewers' Reports and Decisions: October 30, 2011

Revised Manuscript Submission: November, 30, 2011