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Vehicle Testing

Recent projects

(1) Ground Trailer Roll Stability Test Evaluation

The project is to perform double-trailer roll stability testing for the evaluation of existing roll stability control (RSC) systems to improve the roll propensity of double-trailers

(2) Design and Development of the Virginia Tech Roller Rig Testing Facility for Wheel-rail Contact Mechanics and Dynamics

The goal of this project is to develop a state-of-the-art testing facility that will allow experimental testing for contact mechanics in a controlled and repeatable manner

(3) Simulation and Testing of Wave-Adaptive Modular Vessels

The primary contributions of this research includes:

  • First application of multi-post shaker rig testing to marine vessels
  • Coined the term “Quarter-Boat” for simulating the dynamics of one corner of a marine vessel
  • Established criteria for evaluating marine testing programs with suspension systems
  • Coupling of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Multi-Body Dynamics (MBD) codes for future WAM-V optimization