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Dynamics and Optimal Control of Road Vehicles

D. J. N. Limebeer and Matteo Massaro


The broad aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the modelling and optimal control of both two‐ and four‐wheeled road vehicles. The first focus of this book is a review of classical mechanics and its use in building vehicle and tyre dynamic models. The second is nonlinear optimal control, which is used to solve a range of minimum‐time, minimum‐fuel, and track curvature reconstruction problems. As is known classically, all thismaterial is bound together by the calculus of variations and stationary principles. The treatment of this material is supplemented with a large number ... More

Keywords: variational principles, car dynamics, bicycle dynamics,motorcycle dynamics, suspension dyamics, ride dynamics, nonlinear optimal control, minimum‐time problems, minimum‐fuel problems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198825715
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198825715.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. J. N. Limebeer, author
Professor of Control Engineering, Department of of Engineering Science, Oxford University

Matteo Massaro, author
Associate Professor of Applied Mechanics, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova