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International Journal of Vehicle Design
International Journal of Vehicle Design


Special Issue on: “Simulation and Analysis on Durability Loads and Ride Comfort in Vehicle Development”

Guest Editors: Dr. Peijun Xu and Dr. Xiaobo Yang, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, USA

In a progressively competitive business environment, there are various challenges for automotive manufactures to reduce product development time and cost, where the durability and ride comfort of vehicles are the primary concerns. Computer modelling, proving ground testing and laboratory testing have been playing important roles in fast design validation, optimisation and upstream modification. Therefore, companies can bring their new durable, reliable and well performing vehicles to the market quickly.

The quality of analytical simulation for durability and ride comfort vastly relies on the accuracy of vehicle model and road load inputs to vehicle. It is thus significant to address various issues in both analytical and experimental simulations and testing. This Special Issue will focus on new research and development techniques and their applications in vehicle durability loads and ride dynamics.

Subject Coverage
General areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Tyre modelling techniques and effective road profile development for vehicle road load simulation and ride dynamics
  • Modelling techniques for rigid multi-body and flexible multi-body with FEA in vehicle loads simulation and ride dynamics
  • Evaluation criteria development for vehicle durability and ride comfort
  • Loads predication and analysis for vehicle components and subsystems
  • Optimal design of elastomeric parameters of tire, suspension, powertrain mount, seat and frame/body mount for vehicle durability and ride
  • Techniques to minimise the effect of pitching, beaming, shaking, impact harshness, brake judder and any other phenomena on driver ride and goods damage, etc
  • Road test simulator techniques in components, subsystems, full vehicle testing, evaluation and ride optimisation
  • Techniques of instrumentation, road load data acquisition, data analysis, drive file development for vehicle durability and ride
  • Study and improvement of the correlation between analytical simulation and road/laboratory testing on loads, strain, displacement, velocity, acceleration, fatigue, etc.
  • Techniques of test schedule design for accelerated vehicle proving ground testing, laboratory testing and analytical simulation to correlate customer usage

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a 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

Paper contribution proposal including title and less than 200-word abstract: 1 October, 2006

Submission of draft manuscript in Adobe PDF format: 1 February, 2007

Review feedback and notification of acceptance/rejection to authors: 1 May, 2007

Submission of revised manuscript: 1 August, 2007