A.J. Martyr has held senior technical positions with several of the major test plant manufacturers and consultancy firms over the last 40 years. He is now Honorary Visiting Professor of Powertrain Engineering at Bradford University.
M.A.Plint died in November 1998, four days after the publication of the second edition and after a long and distinguished career in engineering and authoriship.
1934 Born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
1946-1951 Highschools in Rotterdam and Bandung (Indonesia)
1959 MSc. degree in Mechanical Engineering at TU-Delft
1966 Ph.D. degree at the Delft University of Technology
Thesis on the Wheel Shimmy Phenomenon
Advisers: Prof. De Pater and Prof. Van Eldik Thieme
!966-1996 Professor of Vehicle System Engineering
Delft University of Technology
1971 Visiting professor at HSRI (UMTRI), University of Michigan
!972-1989 Editor in Chief of journal Vehicle System Dynamics
1977-1989 Secretary General of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD)
!989 Honorary Doctorate
Stockholm Royal Institute of Technology
1993-2006 Consultant TNO-Automotive, The Netherlands
1994-2000 President of IAVSD
2002- 2012 Author of book (1st, 2nd ,3d editions) ‘Tire and Vehicle Dynamics’
Hans' areas of expertise include theoretical and experimental research on the dynamics of road vehicles and on the mechanical behaviour of pneumatic tires, and Bond graph modeling of dynamic systems.