Tire and Vehicle Dynamics

  • I J M Besselink
  • By

    • Hans Pacejka, Professor of Vehicle Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Editor in Chief of the journal Vehicle System Dynamics. Secretary General and President of the International Association for Vehicle System Engineering. Consultant TNO Automotive.

    The definitive book on tire mechanics by the acknowledged world expert

    • Covers everything you need to know about pneumatic tires and their impact on vehicle performance, including mathematic modeling and its practical application
    • Written by the acknowledged world authority on the topic and the name behind the most widely used model, Pacejka’s ‘Magic Formula’
    • Updated with the latest information on new and evolving tire models to ensure you can select the right model for your needs, apply it appropriately and understand its limitations

    In this well-known resource, leading tire model expert Hans Pacejka explains the relationship between operational variables, vehicle variables and tire modeling, taking you on a journey through the effective modeling of complex tire and vehicle dynamics problems.

    Covering the latest developments to Pacejka's own industry-leading model as well as the widely-used models of other pioneers in the field, the book combines theory, guidance, discussion and insight in one comprehensive reference.

    While the details of individual tire models are available in technical papers published by SAE, FISITA and other automotive organizations, Tire and Vehicle Dynamics remains the only reliable collection of information on the topic and the standard go-to resource for any engineer or researcher working in the area.

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    Automotive engineers and analysts using tire models to simulate vehicle dynamics; Tire engineers, chassis engineers, vehicle dynamics engineers; Graduate students and researchers working on tire and vehicle dynamics; Aeronautical engineers working on landing gear.


Book information

  • Published: April 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-097016-5


''An indispensable companion to every engineer working in vehicles system dynamics''--Prof. P. Lugner, Editor-of-Chief for the International Journal of Vehicle System Dynamics

"Pacejka (Delft U. of Technology, the Netherlands) updates the 2006 edition of his 2002 textbook and reference on modeling the dynamic behavior of inflated tires as components of vehicles. Readers are assumed to be students or practicing mechanical engineers, and the exercises require standard tools of the trade. His topics include basic tire modeling considerations, the theory of steady-state slip force and moment generation, single-contact-point transient tire models, the dynamic tire response to short road unevennesses, and motorcycle dynamics."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2012, page 264

Table of Contents

1. Tyre Characteristics and Vehicle Handling and Stability
2. Basic Tyre Modelling Considerations
3. Theory of Steady-State Slip Force and Moment Generation
4. Semi-Empirical Tyre Models
5. Non-Steady-State Out-of-Plane String-Based Tyre Models
6. Theory of the Wheel Shimmy Phenomenon
7. Single Contact Point Transient Tyre Models
8. Applications of Transient Tyre Models
9. Short Wavelength Intermediate Frequency Tyre Model
10. Dynamic Tyre Response to Short Road Unevennesses
11. Motorcycle Dynamics
12. Tyre steady-state and dynamic test facilities
13. Outlines of Three Advanced Dynamic Tyre Models: The RMOD-K Tyre Model, The FTire Tyre Model, The MF-Swift Tyre Model
Appendix 1. Sign Conventions for Force and Moment and Wheel Slip
Appendix 2. Online Information
Appendix 3. MF-Tyre/MF-Swift Parameters and Estimation Methods