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Encyclopedia > Vehicle dynamics

Vehicle dynamics refers to the dynamics of vehicles, here assumed to be ground vehicles. In physics, dynamics is the branch of classical mechanics that is concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of objects. ... The Trikke is a Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) Automobiles are among the most commonly used engine powered vehicles. ...


For two-wheeled vehicles see Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics. For the dynamics of air vehicles see Aerodynamics. A simplified mathematical model of bike and rider Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics is the science of the motion of bicycles and motorcycles. ... For the Daft Punk song, see Aerodynamic (song). ...


Vehicle dynamics is a part of engineering primarily based on classical mechanics but it may also involve chemistry, solid state physics, electrical engineering, communications, psychology etc. Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Classical mechanics (commonly confused with Newtonian mechanics, which is a subfield thereof) is used for describing the motion of macroscopic objects, from projectiles to parts of machinery, as well as astronomical objects, such as spacecraft, planets, stars, and galaxies. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Solid-state physics, the largest branch of condensed matter physics, is the study of rigid matter, or solids. ... Electrical Engineers design power systems… … and complex electronic circuits. ... The term communications is used in a number of disciplines: Communications, also known as communication studies is the academic discipline which studies communication, generally seen as a mixture between media studies and linguistics. ... Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhē, spirit, soul; λόγος, logos, knowledge) is both an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ...


Definitions

Ackermann steering geometry is a geometric arrangement of linkages in the steering of a car or other vehicle designed to solve the problem of wheels on the inside and outside of a turn needing to trace out circles of different radii. ... A wheel with a negative camber angle Camber angle is the angle made by the wheel of an automobile; specifically, it is the angle between the vertical axis of the wheel and the vertical axis of the vehicle when viewed from the front or rear. ... θ is the caster angle, red line is the pivot line, grey area is the tire Caster (or castor) angle is the angular displacement from the vertical axis of the suspension of a steered wheel in a car or other vehicle, measured in the longitudinal direction. ... The Circle of Forces is a useful way to think about the dynamic interaction between the tyres of a vehicle and the road surface. ... Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is the generic term for systems designed to improve a vehicles handling, particularly at the limits where the driver might lose control of the vehicle. ... A live axle is a type of beam axle suspension system that uses the driveshafts that transmit power to the wheels to connect the wheels laterally so that they move together as a unit. ... Ideally, when the car reaches the turn, the driver will steer it along the line marked with green dots. ... The roll center of a vehicle is the notional point at which the cornering forces in the suspension are reacted to the vehicle body. ... Toe is the symmetric angle that each wheel makes with the longitudinal axis of the vehicle, as a function of static geometry, and kinematic and compliant effects. ... Ideally, when the car reaches the turn, the driver will steer it along the line marked with green dots. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... In automobiles, weight transfer (often confused with load transfer) refers to the redistribution of weight supported by each tire during acceleration (both longitudinal and lateral). ...

Performance driving techniques

Cadence braking is a technique used to stop a car or other vehicle more quickly on a slippery surface. ... Threshold braking or limit braking is a technique describing the maximal force that can be applied to a brake rotor before it takes the tire out of the static friction range and places it into the kinetic friction range. ... The double declutch (or, more simply, double clutch) is a driving technique that is somewhat harder to describe than to learn how to do. ... A Toyota Supra in drifting exhibition in Atlanta in 2005. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with bootleg turn. ... Heel-and-toe is a driving technique used in performance driving. ... Left-foot braking is the technique of using the left foot to operate the brake pedal in a car, leaving the right foot dedicated to the accelerator pedal. ... Opposite lock is a colloquial term used to mean the deliberate use of oversteer to turn a vehicle rapidly without losing momentum. ... The Scandinavian flick, or Pendulum turn, is a technique used in rallying. ...

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EDC Vehicle Dynamics (417 words)
The goal of this course is to provide a greater understanding of vehicle dynamics and control systems to engineers through a combination of classroom-based theory sessions and hands-on computer simulation workshops.
The course is focused towards vehicle design engineers and safety researchers with an interest in a greater understanding of vehicle dynamics and automotive chassis systems development.
Coursework in advanced dynamics and vibrations, familiarity with programming in a scientific computing language, familiarity with vehicle simulation technology, or experience using the HVE simulation environment and HVE-compatible vehicle dynamics simulation models would be beneficial, but is not required.
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