The motorcycle is the most prevalent form of mechanized transportation on the planet. In its human-powered form, the bicycle, it is one of the first pragmatic and useful vehicles that most people encounter. The dynamics of two-wheeled vehicles have been studied for many years, and provide the foundation for most vehicle dynamic analyses. Not only are these dynamics fundamental to the transportation sector, but they are quite elegant in nature, linking various aspects of kinematics, dynamics and physics. In fact, the dynamics of the motorcycle and bicycle are inherently linked to their functionality; one cannot easily balance these vehicles unless they are in motion!
Modelling, Simulation and Control of Two-Wheeled Vehicles is a comprehensive text of the dynamics, modelling and control of motorcycles. It provides a broad and in-depth perspective of all the necessary information required to fully understand, design and utilize the motorcycle. Topics covered in this text range from basic two-wheeled dynamics that are used as the foundation for most vehicle dynamic analyses to advanced control and estimation theory applied to fully developed complex systems models.
This text is part of the Automotive Series whose primary goal is to publish practical and topical books for researchers and practitioners in industry, and for postgraduate or advanced undergraduates in automotive engineering. The series addresses new and emerging technologies in automotive engineering, supporting the development of the next generation transportation systems. The series covers a wide range of topics, including design, modelling and manufacturing, and it provides a source of relevant information that will be of interest and benefit to people working in the field of automotive engineering.
Modelling, Simulation and Control of Two-Wheeled Vehicles presents a number of different design and analysis considerations related to motorcycle transportation systems including integration dynamics, agile manoeuvring systems integration, rider biomechanical models, passive and active steering control and autonomous control of riderless motorcycles. The theory and supporting applications are second to none, as are the authors of this wonderful book. The text provides a strong foundational basis for motorcycle design and development, and is a welcome addition to the Automotive Series.
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