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Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory


The Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Lab (AVDL), part of the Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety (CVeSS) at Virginia Tech, was established in 1995 by Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian, J. B. Jones Chair of Mechanical Engineering. The lab currently has several research scientists, visiting scholars, graduate research assistants, and undergraduate students. AVDL has obtained more than 10 million dollars of funded research in vehicle dynamics and control. 


  • Provide innovative and cost-effective solutions in our area to improve our sponsors’ technologies, products, and market share
  • Create a productive environment for educating both graduate and undergraduate students to better serve their future employers
  • Support state-of-the-art basics scientific and experimental research in the area of vehicle dynamics 


The Research Areas of the Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory include

  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Advanced Vehicle Suspension
  • Multibody System Dynamics
  • Steering Robot
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Biodynamics
Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Lab
Roller rig
Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Lab
Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Lab
Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Lab