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International Journal of Vehicle Performance
International Journal of Vehicle Performance


Special Issue on: "Recent Advancements in Vehicle Vibration and Energy Harvesting Research"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Ichiro Hagiwara, Meiji University, Japan
Dr. Lirong Wang, Virginia Tech, USA
Dr. Liangyao Yu, Tsinghua University, China

With the concern in recent years over environmental issues and the shortage of energy supplies, energy harvesting has attracted much attention. Harvesting the dissipated kinematic and thermal energy created through vehicle operation has become a valid solution for driving on-board electrical devices and to lessen fuel usage. Many energy harvesting technologies have been investigated for harnessing energy from the vehicle as a supplement source.

Meanwhile, with the development of electronics and computer technology, more and more electrical and information technologies are being developed to solve the NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) problem and meet the higher customer requirements for vehicle ride comfort and handling stability.

This special issue aims at encouraging scholars and engineers to present their latest advancements in vehicle vibration and energy harvesting technology, from research and development to manufacturing and practical applications. The objective of this issue is to cover all practical aspects of various theories, computational and experimental methods, the synergetic integration of mechanical engineering with electronic, intelligent control in NVH and electrical energy regeneration application related to the components, sub-system or whole system of various types of vehicles, including passenger cars and commercial vehicles, etc.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Energy harvesting methods and applications
  • Energy harvesting system design, integration and validation
  • Energy harvesting related to vehicle performance
  • Energy harvesting associated with vehicle operating conditions
  • Vibration, shock isolation and control
  • NVH, energy harvesting potential and efficiency
  • Passive and active damping
  • Crashworthiness
  • Modal analysis
  • Energy conversion systems
  • Power electronics

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 June, 2016