Vehicle Dynamics of Modern Passenger Cars

  • Peter Lugner

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 582)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Peter Lugner, Johannes Edelmann
    Pages 1-45
  3. I. J. M. Besselink
    Pages 47-108
  4. Masao Nagai, Pongsathorn Raksincharoensak
    Pages 247-307

About this book


The book provides the essential features necessary to understand and apply the mathematical-mechanical characteristics and tools for vehicle dynamics including control mechanism. An introduction to passenger car modeling of different complexities provides the basics for the dynamical behavior and presents vehicle models later used for the application of control strategies. The presented modeling of the tire behavior, also for transient changes of the contact patch properties, shows the necessary mathematical descriptions used for the simulation of the vehicle dynamics. The introduction to control for cars and its extension to complex applications using e.g. observers and state estimators is a main part of the book. Finally the formulation of proper multibody codes for the simulation leads to the integration of all parts. Examples of simulations and corresponding test verifications show the profit of such a theoretical support for the investigation of the dynamics of passenger cars.


mathematical modeling mathematical-mechanical description car modeling mathematics of multibody system models control for cars vehicle models vehicle state estimation

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Lugner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mechanics and MechatronicsTU WienViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-79007-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-79008-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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