Vehicle Dynamics and Control

  • Rajesh Rajamani

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

About this book


Vehicle Dynamics and Control provides a comprehensive coverage of vehicle control systems and the dynamic models used in the development of these control systems. The control system topics covered in the book include cruise control, adaptive cruise control, ABS, automated lane keeping, automated highway systems, yaw stability control, engine control, passive, active and semi-active suspensions, tire models and tire-road friction estimation. In developing the dynamic model for each application, an effort is made to both keep the model simple enough for control system design but at the same time rich enough to capture the essential features of the dynamics. A special effort has been made to explain the several different tire models commonly used in literature and to interpret them physically.

The use of feedback control systems on automobiles is growing rapidly. This book is intended to serve as a useful resource to researchers who work on the development of such control systems, both in the automotive industry and at universities. The book can also serve as a textbook for a graduate level course on vehicle dynamics and control.


ABS Antiblockiersystem Automobil adaptive cruise control anti-lock braking system design development friction modeling stability vehicle dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Rajesh Rajamani
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Rajesh Rajamani 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-26396-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-28823-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
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