The purpose of this book, including 20 technical papers,
is to investigate modeling and design approaches of vehicle system structures
and their phenomena in actual transportation environments.
The first part of the book deals with the analysis of
vehicle structures, calculation of vehicle bodies and sensitivity analysis
of road systems under geometrical imperfections.
The second part discusses different modeling approaches
according to the modern theory of probability, stochastic processes and
statistics, taking into consideration the traffic systems and road profile
excitation properties, moreover, the cooperation between the vehicle and
pay-load and the extreme values of dynamic stress processes.
The third part of the book studies the identification
of vehicle system dynamics based on the contemporary methodology, and using
methods of system identification theory (the problem of transient chaotic
behavior, identification of multivariable linear models from test data,
and bilinear models for the nonlinear vibrating phenomena).
The next-to-the-last part of the book contains different
approaches for the control design of vehicle structures (multiobjective
suspension control design, inteligent vehicle-road system researches, and
the control of wheel shimmy motion via feedback linearization).
The last part discusses some environmental cosideration
on the vehicle design and transporation.
The book is dedicated to Professor Pál Michelberger as
an honorary Festschrift on his 70th birthday, so as a concluding part it
contains his scientific and engineering contribution (lectures and publications),
and curriculum vitae, included in the appendices.