Kinematics and Dynamics of the Vehicle Body

  • Dieter SchrammEmail author
  • Manfred Hiller
  • Roberto Bardini


Based on Chaps.  3 and  4, where methods for the derivation of the equations of motion (kinematics and dynamics) of general complex multibody systems have been presented, in this chapter the particular analytical formulation of the kinematics and dynamics of the vehicle body will be developed. From an analytical point of view the vehicle body, consisting of the chassis and the car body, plays the role of a reference body for the subsequent vehicle components, like front wheel suspensions, rear-wheel suspensions or drivetrain.


Angular Acceleration Roll Angle Vehicle System Vehicle Body Virtual Displacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Schramm
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manfred Hiller
    • 1
  • Roberto Bardini
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.MunichGermany

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