Ground vehicle systems are composed by the vehicle body, the propulsion, guidance and suspension devices, and the guideway, see Fig. 1.1. These components are interacting dynamically with each other. As the vehicle is traveling on the guideway, internal propulsion and suspension forces as well as external disturbances are acting on the vehicle body. Furthermore, the motion of the vehicle affects passengers and goods carried on the vehicle. The dynamical analysis of this interplay of forces and motions is the subject of vehicle dynamics. This analysis requires an integrated treatment of all system components interacting with each other.
KeywordsNode Point Multibody System Vehicle Dynamic Vehicle System Vehicle Body
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