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International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems
International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems


Special Issue on: "Modelling and Simulation of Complex Mechatronic Systems"

Guest Editors:
Associate Prof. Yunqing Zhang and Prof. Liping Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Jingzhou Yang, The University of Iowa, USA

Mechatronic systems are increasingly being used in industry, especially in vehicle engineering, to improve existing functions with pure mechanical systems. Meeting traffic regulations and customer requirements is only possible through the increased use of mechatronic systems, especially in the fields of driving and safety. Mechatronic systems require a coupling design of mechanical, electronic, hydraulic, and control subsystems. The modelling and simulation of engineering problems is an active research field with a long history and plays a key role in the research and development of mechatronic systems.

This special issue is intended to present new and original research related to the modelling and simulation of complex mechatronic systems.

Subject Coverage
General areas of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Modelling and simulation of powertrain components (CVT, IVT, AMT, electric motors, etc.)
  • Electronic engine controls
  • Modelling of active safety systems
  • Modelling and simulation of hydraulic and pneumatic components
  • Modelling and simulation of ABS ,TCS, brake-by- wire, VDC (ESP)
  • Modelling and simulation of EPS
  • Modelling and simulation of active suspension
  • Modelling and simulation of 4WS, active front steering
  • Modelling and simulation of electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel-cell vehicles
  • Software in the loop and hardware in the loop for automotive applications
  • Modelling and simulation in robotics
  • Modelling and simulation of power, marine, aeronautics, and aerospace systems
  • Novel control theory, practice, and applications
  • Identification techniques in modelling and simulation
  • Modelling and simulation of vehicle-road interaction

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

Submission of draft manuscript: 1 January 2008

Review feedback and notification of acceptance/rejection to authors: 1 February 2008

Submission of revised manuscript: 1 May 2008