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VehicleSim Technical Reference

Here is a limited bibliography of technical papers describing some of the underlying VehicleSim technology of CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim.



Vehicle Dynamics

Gillespie, T.D. Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics. 1992, Society of Automotive Engineers, Warrendale, PA. Show summary

Vehicle Modeling

Sayers, M.W., "Road Characterization for the Simulation of Automotive Vehicle Dynamics." SAE Paper 2011-01-0185, April 2011. Show summary

Watanabe, Y. and Sayers, M. W., "The Effect of Nonlinear Suspension Kinematics on the Simulated Pitching and Rolling Dynamics Behavior of Cars." 18th International Symposium Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks, IAVSD '03, JSME and JSAE, 2003, Atsugi, Japan. Show summary

Y. Watanabe, M.W. Sayers , "Extending Vehicle Dynamics Software for Analysis, Design, Control, and Real-Time Testing," presented at the The 6th AVEC Symposium, Hiroshima, Japan, Sep 9-13, 2002. Show summary

R. S. Sharp," Influences of suspension kinematics on pitching dynamics of cars in longitudinal maneuvering," Vehicle System Dynamics supplement to Vol. 33, Swets and Zeitlinger (Lisse), 2000, 23-36.

Sayers, M.W., "Vehicle Models for RTS Applications." Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 32, No. 4-5, Nov. 1999, pp. 421-438. Show summary

Sayers, M.W. and S. M. Riley, "Modeling Assumptions for Realistic Multibody Simulations of the Yaw and Roll Behavior of Heavy Trucks." In SAE International Congress and Exposition. Detroit, MI: February 26-29, 1996. SAE Paper No. 960173. Show summary

Sayers, M.W. and Han, D.S., “A Generic Multibody Vehicle Model for Simulating Handling and Braking.” Presented at the 14th IAVSD Symposium, Ann Arbor, 1995, Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 25 supplement, 1996, pp. 599-613. Show summary

Watanabe, Y. and Sharp, R. S., "Mechanical and Control Design of a Variable Geometry Active Suspension System." Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 32, 2-3, August 1999. Show summary

Watanabe, Y. and Sharp, R. S., "The Application of Neural Network Learning Control to the Design of a Low-Energy Active Suspension System." 4th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control, AVEC '98, JSAE, 1998, Nagoya, Japan.

Simulation of Multibody Dynamics

R. S. Sharp, "Multibody dynamics applications in vehicle engineering", invited keynote lecture for Multibody Dynamics: New Techniques and Applications," I. Mech. E. Conference Transactions 1998-13, Professional Engineering Publishers, London, 215-228. Show summary

Sayers, M.W., "Symbolic Vector/Dyadic Multibody Formalism for Tree-Topology Systems." Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 14, No. 6, Nov/Dec 1991, 1240-1250. (aiaa_formalism.pdf) | Show summary

Sayers, M.W., "Symbolic Computer Language for Multibody Systems." Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 14, No. 6, Nov/DEC 1991, 1153-1163. (aiaa_language.pdf) | Show summary

Sayers, M.W., "Symbolic Computer Methods to Automatically Formulate Vehicle Simulation Codes." Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Michigan, February 1990. (um_phd_sayers.pdf) | Show summary

Sayers, M.W. and C.W. Mousseau, "Real-time Vehicle Dynamic Simulation Obtained with a Symbolic Multibody Program." Transportation Systems 1990, AMD-Vol 108, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1990. pp. 51-58 Show summary

R. S. Sharp, "Use of the symbolic multibody modelling code AUTOSIM for vehicle dynamics", AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES, AUTOTECH "97, Mech. Eng. Publ., Bury St Edmunds, 1997-7, 189-197. Show summary

R. S. Sharp, "Vehicle dynamics modelling with the aid of a symbolic multibody code", Proc. AVEC '96, RWTH Aachen, Vol. 2, June 1996, 971-984.

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