Advances in Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks : Proceedings of the 26th Symposium of the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics, IAVSD 2019, August 12-16, 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden
Proceedings (editor), 2020

This volume contains the official proceedings of the 26th IAVSD Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks, which took place on 12–16 August 2019, at the Lindholmen Conference Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. The main objective of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD, see is to promote the development of, and applications in, the field of ground vehicle system dynamics. The IAVSD Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks is a leading international symposium bringing together researchers, scientists and engineers from academia and industry to present and exchange their latest ideas and results. These biennial symposia, held at various locations around the world, have contributed greatly to a better understanding of ground vehicle system dynamics-related problems.
The organisers of the 26th Symposium were the Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Chalmers Railway Mechanics (CHARMEC), which is the
Centre of Excellence in Railway Mechanics at Chalmers University of Technology, and the Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers (SAFER). Both centres are part of the Transport Area of Advance hosted at Chalmers University of Technology.
The symposium was attended by 380 delegates from 28 countries and five continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America). Most participants arrived from China (88), Sweden (73), UK (36), Germany (32), Japan (25), Austria (18), Italy (12) and Korea (11).
Each day of the symposium started with a plenary session and an invited state-of-the-art presentation (60 minutes). These state-of-the-art papers have been published in the journal Vehicle System Dynamics (Taylor & Francis), volume 57, issue number 7 (July 2019). After the morning coffee break, the presentations were divided into five parallel sessions with various themes on road and railway vehicle dynamics.
The number of extended abstracts submitted to the symposium was 338 with 131 related to road vehicle dynamics and 207 to railway vehicle dynamics. After peer review by the International Scientific Committee, 63 road abstracts and 83 railway abstracts were selected for 30-minute oral presentations, while 38 road and 47 railway abstracts were selected for poster presentations (3-minute oral introduction followed by individual discussions in front of each poster). Out of those, 218 presentations were selected for publication as full papers in this book, which represents the official conference proceedings.
Part of the chapters gathered in this book covers different topics in railway vehicle system dynamics such as adhesion and friction, vehicle modelling, condition monitoring, wheel and rail profiles, active suspension, switches and crossings, and wheel out-of-roundness. Further topics include vibration and control, track modelling, traction and braking, vehicle design and components, safety and derailment analysis, wheel‒rail contact, wheel and rail damage, pantograph‒catenary dynamics, and wheel and rail wear. The remaining chapters cover themes in road vehicle system dynamics such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), handling dynamics, driving automation, integrated chassis control and powertrain/driveline control. Further topics include state estimation, standards, assessment and validation, tyre modelling, suspension and ride, and specialised vehicles.
We expect that this volume of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, published by Springer Nature, will serve as a timely reference guide and a source of inspiration for scientists and engineers in the field of ground vehicle system dynamics.

Vehicle dynamics


Matthijs Klomp

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Volvo Cars

Fredrik Bruzelius

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Jens Nielsen

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Dynamics

Angela Hillemyr

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2)

IAVSD 2019
Göteborg, Sweden,

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