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The Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety (CVeSS) at Virginia Tech was established in 2004 by Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian, J. B. Jones Chair of Mechanical Engineering, and director of CVeSS. The Center consists of two laboratories: the Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory (AVDL, established 1995) and the Railway Technology Laboratory (RTL, established 2004). The center is served by a large number of faculty members, research scientists, post-doctoral researchers, visiting scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students who support a diverse portfolio of projects.

Dr. Medhi Ahmadian

Laboratories

Within the center, there are several labs that offer specializations in specific disciplines.

Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory, specializing in vehicle dynamics and control.

Railway Technologies Laboratory,  specializing in railroad efficiencies.

Roller rig, an experimental evaluation of the wheel to rail contact mechanics and dynamics of railway vehicles.


Sponsors

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Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Air Force Research Laboratory
Auto Research Center
Cannondale
CAT
General Electric
General Motors
Goodyear
KONI
LEAR Corp.
Lockheed Martin
LORD
NASA
NAVSEA
Norfolk Southern
NRC-CNRC
National Science Foundation
Office of Naval Research
Raytheon
RockShox
ROHO
SCHEV
Tardec
TTCI
UMA
Union Pacific
United Defence
US Army
USDOT
Visteon
Volvo