In recent years, smart systems have had a decisive impact on vehicle dynamics control (VDC) strategies. In particular, for both road and railway vehicles, smart systems are providing a substantial improvement of vehicle dynamics performance in terms of stability, safety and comfort.
For road vehicles, control systems such as traction control systems, anti-lock braking systems, electronic stability control systems, all wheel driving systems, driver assist systems, active steering systems and various suspension control systems are increasingly adopted for vehicle dynamic enhancement. These control systems often interact with intelligent and reliable devices, sensors and actuators in order to improve their performances.
Even for railway vehicles, researchers have directed their efforts for improving stability, curving guidance, ride comfort and other performance indices of railway vehicle dynamics. Within this context, intelligent devices are becoming important for high-speed trains, tilting body trains, low floor urban trains and other special applications where particular dynamic performance are required. For example, secondary yaw control, actuated solid wheel set, actuated independently-rotating wheels, driven independently-rotating wheels, directly-steered wheel pairs, active control of secondary air spring suspension and other intelligent systems have been analysed.
This special collection intends to provide an up-to-date overview of novel methods, new discoveries and advances in the study of smart devices for road and railway VDC, including system performance characterisation, simulation, integration with vehicle control strategies, reliable estimation strategies, experimental testing and hardware in the loop (HIL) applications.
Road and railway vehicle dynamics and control experts in academia and industry worldwide are invited to explore current issues regarding smart systems for vehicle dynamics and stability performance assessment and enhancement.
The potential topics include (but are not limited to):
• Modelling, simulation, testing and optimisation of smart devices for VDC
• Development and design of systems for active control of running gears in railway vehicles
• Intelligent tyres including their interaction with road vehicle dynamics control
• Innovative passive, semi-active and active suspension devices
• State estimators, sensory systems, actuation systems and their implementations in VDC systems
• Simulators for vehicle dynamics, stability and control system developments, including HIL testing
• Embedded systems for real-time applications in commercial vehicles
The submitted manuscripts for this special collection will be peer-reviewed before publication.
Lead Guest Editor
Salvatore Strano, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Matteo Massaro, University of Padova, Italy
Yohei Michitsuji, Ibaraki University, Japan
João C. Pombo, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Mario Terzo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Info and paper submission:
http://journals.sagepub.com/page/ade/call-for-papers/special-issues/smart-systems-road-railway-vehicle-dynamics-control ... [more]