PUBLICATIONS -- Heavy Vehicle Dynamics

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  1. Zhang, X., R. Ganesan and S. Rakheja, “Nonlinear finite element modeling and incremental analysis of a truck tire”, Accepted for publication, Heavy Vehicle Systems, Series B, Int. J. of Vehicle Design. (Date of acceptance: 8 May 2000).

  2. Zhang, X., S. Rakheja and R. Ganesan, “Estomation of tire-road contact pressure distribution based on nonlinear finite element analysis”, Accepted for ublication, Heavy Vehicle Systems, Series B, Int. J. of Vehicle Design, (Date of acceptance: 24 May 2000).

  3. Vega, D., Rakheja, S., Ahmed, A.K.W., “Directional Performance Analysis of an A-Train Double with Extrenally Mounted Dampers”, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Heavy Vehicle Systems, Accepted for Publication, June 01, 2000.

  4. Liu, P., Rakheja,S., Ahmed, A.K.W., “Dynamic Roll Instability Analysis of Heavy Vehicle Using Energy Approach”, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Heavy Vehicle Systems, Accepted for Publication, February 10, 2000.

  5. X. Kang, S. Rakheja, I. Stiharu, A.K.W. Ahmed, “Tank shape optimizationfor enhancement of roll stability of partially-filled tank vehicles in steady turning”, accepted to ASME International Congress and exposition, Florida, Nov. 5-10, 2000.

  6. X. Kang, S. Rakheja, I. Stiharu, “Cargo load shiftand its influence on the dynamic characteristics of articulated tank vehicles under braking and steering”, accepted to Journal of Vehicle System Dynamics, June 2000.

  7. X. Yang, S. Rakheja, I. Stiharu, “Structure of the Driver Model for Articulated Vehicles”, accepted for publication in Heavy Vehicle Systems, International Journal of Vehicle Dynamics, July 2000.

  8. X. Yang, S. Rakheja, I. Stiharu, “Adapting an articulated vehicle to the drivers”, accepted to the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, May 2000.

  9. Rakheja, S., Balike, Mahesh, and S.V. Hoa, “Study of an energy dissipating under-ride guard for enhancement of crashworthiness in a car-truck collision”, Int. J. of Vehicle Design, 22(1/2), 1999, pp 29-53.

  10. Liu, P., Rakheja, S., Ahmed, A.K.W., “Feasibility Analysis of Open Loop Rollover Control of Heavy Freight Vehicles”, Proceedings of the ASME Mechanical Engineering Conference, Nashville, TN., November, 1999.

  11. X. Kang, S. Rakheja, I. Stiharu, “Optimal tank geometry to enhance static roll stability of partially filled tank vehicles”, SAE Paper 1999-01-3730, SAE Truck and Bus Meeting and Exp., Nov. 14-17, 1999, Detroit, MI. Proceedings vol. SP-1486.

  12. Liu, P., Rakheja,S., Ahmed, A.K.W., “Dynamic Rollover thresshold of Articulated Freight Vehicles”, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 5, Nos. (3/4), pp 300-322, 1998.

  13. Liu, P., Rakheja, S., Ahmed, A.K.W., “Detection of Dynamic Roll Instability of Heavy Vehicles for Open loop Rollover Control”, Transactions of SAE, Journal of Commercial Vehicles, 106(2), 1998.

  14. Liu, P., Rakheja, S., Ahmed, A.K.W., “Dynamic Roll Stability Analysis of Heavy Vehicles Using Energy approach”, Proceedings of the CSME Forum, Volume 5,  pp 401-408, Toronto, ON, May, 1998.

  15. X. Yang, S. Rakheja , I. Stiharu, “Identification of lateral dynamics and parameter estimation of heavy vehicles” , J. of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, v. 12, No. 5, September 1998 p. 611-628.

  16. X. Yang, I. Stiharu, S. Rakheja, “Study of driver factors affecting the directional response of an articulated vehicle using neural network”, Transactions of the CSME, vol.22 no.3, 1998, pp. 291-306.

  17. M. Packirisamy, K. Demirli, I. Stiharu, R. B. Bhat, “Boundary conditioning for structural tuning using fuzzy logic approach”, J of Computers and Structures, November 1998.

  18. Y. Xiaobo, S. Rakheja, I. Stiharu, “Study of control characteristics of an articulated vehicle driver”, Heavy Vehicle System, Int. J. of. Vehicle Design, Vol. 4, No. 2-4, 1997, pp. 1 - 25.

  19. X. Yang, S. Rakheja, I. Stiharu, "Lateral dynamics of heavy vehicles using identification techniques", Proceedings of the 16th CANCAM, June, 1997, pp. 193-194.

  20. Liu, P.J., Rakheja, S., Ahmed, A.K.W., Dynamic Rollover Properties of Articulated Heavy Vehicles, Proceedings of CANCAM 97, University of Laval, Quebec, Canada, June 01-05, 1997.

  21. Ahmed, A.K.W., Jimenez, J.R.H., Guzman, A.L., "Development of Low Cost Weigh-in-Motion Device", Transport - 96, Queretaro, Mexico, Nov. 14 -15, pp. 63-75, 1996.

  22. Taraboulsi, C., Ahmed, A.K.W., Neural Network Application to Vehicle System Dynamics", 1996 CSME Forum, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, May 1996.

  23. Wang, Z. and S. Rakheja, "Analysis of braking process of a partially-filled tractor tank-semitrailer", Proc. of the CSME Forum 96, Hamilton, May 1996.

  24. Zhanqi, W., S. Rakheja and S. Cunzhen, "Influence of partition location on directional stability performance of a partially-filled tank truck", SAE Truck and Bus Meeting, November 1995, Winston, NC.

  25. Wang, Z., S. Rakheja and S. Cunzhen, "Influence of partition location on directional stability performance of a partially-filled tank truck J. of Commercial Vehicles, Transactions of Society of Automotive Engineers, Section 2, 1995, pp 592-601.

  26. Rakheja, Subhash, R.K. Vallurupalli, and John Woodrooffe, "Influence of articulation damping on the yaw and lateral dynamic response of the vehicle", Accepted for publication, Heavy Vehicle Systems, Series B, Int. J. of Vehicle Design, 2(2): 1995, pp 105-123.

  27. G. Popov, S. Sankar, T.S. Sankar and G.H. Vatistas, "Dynamics of Liquid Sloshing in Horizontal Cylindrical Road Containers," accepted for publication in the Proceedings Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Nov. 1993.

  28. A. Dhir and S. Sankar, "Analytical Model for Ride Dynamic Simulation of Tracked Vehicles," accepted for publication in the Journal of Terramechanics, Sept. 1993.

  29. G. Popov, S. Sankar and T.S. Sankar, "Optimal Shape of a Rectangular Road Container," Journal of Fluids and Structures, June 1993, vol. 7, pp. 75-86.

  30. G. Popov, S. Sankar and T.S. Sankar, "Dynamics of Liquid Sloshing in Baffled and Compartmented Road Containers," Journal of Fluids and Structures, May 1993.

  31. A. Dhir and S. Sankar, "Ride Dynamics of High-Speed Tracked Vehicles: Simulation with Field Validation," accepted for publication in the International Journal of Vehicle System Dynamics, March 1993.

  32. S. Sankar and S. Surial, "A Sensitivity Analysis for Fast Estimation of Rollover Stability of Heavy Articulated Vehicles During Steady State Turning," accepted for publication in the series Heavy Vehicle Systems (HVS), of the International Journal of Vehicle Design, March 1993.

  33. Grandbois, J. et Richard, M.J., "Fleet Test Program for Self­Steering Axles," accepted for publication in the International Journal of Vehicle System Dynamics, March 1993.

  34. Cote, D., Simian, G., Gagnon, R., Pageon, C., Richard, M.J., et Serodes, J., "Système expert pour la planification des activités des conducteurs de camions lourds; présentation et apports potentiels," 6e Conference mondiale sur la recherche dans les transports, Lyon, France, 29 juin-3 juillet 1992.

  35. Cote, D., Simian, G., Gagnon, R., Pageon, C., Richard, M.J., et Serodes, J., "Spécifications et scénarios d'utilisation d'un système expert d'aide a la planification des activités des conducteurs de camions lourds," 2e Colloque international Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Économiques (OCDE) sur les Systèmes Experts appliques aux transports, Montréal, Canada, 15-17 juin 1992.

  36. Ruest, F., Pageon, C., Cote, D., Gagnon, R., Richard, M., and Simian, G., "Expert System for the Management of Trucks Mechanical State," I.S.A.T.A. Silver Jubilee Conference, Florence, Italie, June 1-5, 1992.

  37. S. Sankar, T.S. Sankar and G. Popov, "Dynamics of Liquid Sloshing in Elliptical Road Containers," Proceedings of the CSME Forum 1992, Montréal, Québec, June 1-4, 1992.

  38. R. Ranganathan, S. Rakheja and S. Sankar, "The Effects of Vehicle Configurations and Tank Design Factors on Directional Dynamics of Tank Vehicles," Proceedings of the CSME Forum 1992, Montréal, Québec, June 1-4, 1992.

  39. A. Dhir, S. Sankar, and V.S. Shankhla, "An Adaptive Model of Wheel-Track-Terrain Interaction for Predicting Ride Performance of Tracked Vehicles," Proceedings of CSME Forum 1992, Montréal, Québec, June 1-4, 1992.

  40. Ranganathan, R., S. Rakheja and S. Sankar, "The Effects of Vehicle Configuration and Tank Design Factors on Directional Dynamics of Tank Vehicles," Proceedingsof the CSME Forum 1992, Montréal, June 1992.

  41. Richard, M.J., M. Bouazara and S. Rakheja, "Influence des paramètres de suspensions sur le compartement d'un véhicule," Proceedingsof the CSME Forum 1992, Montréal, June 1992.

  42. G. Popov, S. Sankar, T.S. Sankar, and G.H. Vatistas, "Liquid Sloshing in Rectangular Road Containers," International Journal of Computers & Fluids, vol. 21, no. 4, May 1992, pp. 551-569.

  43. A. Dhir, S. Sankar and V.S. Shankhla, "An Adaptive Model of Wheel-Track-Terrain Interaction for Predicting Ride Performance of Tracked Vehicles," accepted for publication in the Journal of CSME Transactions, January 1993.

  44. G. Popov, G.H. Vatistas, S. Sankar and T.S. Sankar, "Numerical Simulation of Viscous Liquid Sloshing in Arbitrary Shaped Reservoirs," AIAA Journal, vol. 31, no. 1, January 1993, pp. 10-11.

  45. Rakheja, S. and R. Ranganathan, "Estimation of Rollover Threshold of Heavy Vehicles Carrying Liquid Cargo-A Simplified Approach," Heavy Vehicle Sys., Ser. B, Int. J. Veh. Design, 1(1): 1993, pp 65-84.

  46. Ranganathan, R., S. Rakheja and S. Sankar, "The Effects of Vehicle Configuration and Tank Design Factors on Directional Dynamics of Tank Vehicles," Transactions of the CSME, vol. 17, no. 4B, 1993, pp. 923-942.

  47. A. Dhir, S. Sankar and R.B. Bhat, "Nonlinear Ride Analysis of Heavy Vehicle using Local Equivalent Linearization Technique," International Journal of Vehicle Design, vol. 13, Nos. 5/6, 1992.

  48. S. Rakheja, R. Ranganathan and S. Sankar, "Field Testing and Validation of Directional Dynamics Model of a Trank Trucks," International Journal of Vehicle Design, vol. 13, (3), 1992, pp. 251-275.

  49. S. Sankar, R. Ranganathan and S. Rakheja, "Impact of Dynamic Fluid Slosh Loads in the Directional Response of Tank Vehicles," Journal of Vehicle System Dynamics, vol. 21, 1992.

  50. S. Sankar, S. Rakheja and M. Afonso, "Dynamic Analysis of Tracked Vehicles with Trailing Arm Suspension and Assessment of Ride Vibrations," International Journal of Vehicle Design, vol. 13, no. 1, 1992, pp. 56-77.

  51. S. Sankar, S. Rakheja and A. Piché, "Directional Dynamics of a Tractor-Semitrailer with Self- and Forced-Steering Axles," Special Proceedings of the SAE International Truck and Bus Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, November 18-21, 1991, SP-892, pp. 51-64.

  52. S. Rakheja, S. Sankar, R. Ranganathan, J.R. Billing and W. Mercer, "Field Testing of a Tank Truck and Study of Fluid Slosh," Proceedings of the SAE International Truck and Bus Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, November 18-21, 1991, SAE Paper No. 912679, pp. 1-17.

  53. Sankar, S., S. Rakheja and A. Piché," Directional Dynamic Analysis of an Articulated Vehicle with Self - and Forced - Steering Axles", SAE Truck & Bus Meeting, Chicago, November 1991, SAE Publication SP-892, pp. 51-64.

  54. S. Sankar, A. Dhir and V.S. Shankhla, "Simulating Shock and Vibration Qualification of Unmanned Ground Vehicles Negotiating Off-Road Terrains," Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Military Robotic Application, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Sept. 9-12, 1991.

  55. Sankar, S., S. Rakheja and S. Aubin, "A First Step Towards an Expert System Advisor for Stability Analysis of Heavy Vehicles", Transport Assoc. of Canada Annual Conf., Winnipeg, Sept. 15-19, 1991.

  56. Sankar, S., and Dhir, A., "On the Ride Dynamics of a Tracked Multi-Wheeled Vehicle," Proceedings of the CANCAM'91 Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, June 2 - 6, 1991, pp. 734­735.

  57. Dhir, A., Sankar, S. and Bhat, R.B., "Vehicle Dynamic Simulation using Local Equivalent Linearization Technique," Proceedings of the CANCAM'91 Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, June 2 - 6, 1991, pp. 732-733.

  58. S. Rakheja and S. Sankar, "Roll Stability of Liquid Tank Vehicles," Journal of Accident Reconstruction, July/August 1993, Volume 5, No. 4, pp. 24-38. Also appeared in the Journal of Automotive Engineering and Litigation Series, vol. 4, chapter 6, 1991.

  59. S. Rakheja, "Estimation of Rollover Threshold of Partially Filled Tank Trucks," Inst. of Mech. Engrs., J. of Auto. Engng., 205: 1991, pp. 69-71

  60. S. Rakheja, A. Piché and T.S. Sankar, "On the Development of an Early Warning Safety Monitor for Articulated Freight Vehicles," Int. J. of Vehicle Design, 12(4): 1991, pp. 420­449

  61. Hong Su, S. Rakheja and T. Sankar, "Stochastic Analysis of Nonlinear Vehicle Systems Using Discrete Harmonic Linearization Technique," J. of Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 6(3-4):1991, pp. 175­183

  62. S. Sankar, S. Rakheja, and A. Piché, "Directional Dynamics of a Tractor-Semitrailer with Self-and Forced-Steering Axles," Transactions of SAE, Journal of Commercial Vehicles, vol. 100, no. 2, 1991, pp. 528-541.

  63. S. Sankar, S. Rakheja, and M. Afonso, "Comparison of Ride Dynamics of Multi-Wheeled Vehicles with and without the Track," Proceedings of ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, November 25-30, 1990, AMD-vol. 108, pp. 183-190.

  64. Rakheja, Subhash and A. Piché, "Development of Directional Stability Criteria for an Early Warning Safety Device," SAE 1990 Truck and Bus Meet., Detroit, MI, Published in, Total Vehicle Ride and Handling, Nov. 1990, pp. 1-14.

  65. S. Sankar, S. Rakheja and R. Ranganathan, "Directional Response of Partially Filled Tank Vehicles," SAE Transactions, Journal of Commercial Vehicles, vol. 98, September 1990, pp. 548-556.

  66. S. Sankar, and S. Rakheja and M. Afonso, "Ride Dynamic Analysis of Tracked Vehicle," Proceedings of the CSME Mechanical Engineering Forum, University of Toronto, Ontario, June 3-9, 1990.

  67. Afonso, M.F.R., S. Rakheja and S. Sankar, "Ride Dynamic Analysis of Tracked Vehicles," Proceedings of the CSME Mech. Eng. Forum, Toronto, June 1990, pp. 361-366.

  68. G. Popov, S. Sankar, and T.S. Sankar, "Numerical Simulation of Liquid Sloshing in a Baffled Rectangular Tank," Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Engineering Applications of Mechanics, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, May 27-30, 1990.

  69. S. Rakheja, S. Sankar and R. Ranganathan, "Influence of Tank Design Factors on the Rollover Threshold of Partially Filled Tank Vehicles," SAE Transactions, Journal of Commercial Vehicles, vol. 98, May 1990, pp. 536-547.

  70. S. Rakheja and A. Piché, "Development of Directional Stability Criteria for an Early Warning Safety Device," SAE Transactions, J. of Commercial Vehicles, 99, no. 2, 1990, pp. 541-548.

  71. R. Ranganathan, S. Rakheja and S. Sankar, "Influence of Liquid Load Shift on the Dynamic Response of Articulated Tank Vehicles," International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility, Vehicle System Dynamics, vol. 19, # 4, 1990, pp. 177-200.

  72. Ranganathan, R., S. Rakheja and S. Sankar, "Dynamic Analysis of a B-Train Carrying Liquid Cargo - Part 1: Response to Steady Steer Inputs," Advanced Automotive Technologies -1989, DSC-vol. 13, ASME Winter Ann. Meet., San Francisco, CA, Dec. 1989, pp. 1-18.

  73. Ranganathan, R., S. Rakheja and S. Sankar, "Dynamic Analysis of a B-Train Carrying Liquid Cargo - Part 2: Response to Transient Steer Inputs," Advanced Automotive Technologies - 1989, ASME Pub. DSC-vol. 13, ASME Winter Ann. Meet., San Francisco, CA, Dec. 1989, pp 19-30.

  74. S. Sankar, S. Rakheja and R. Ranganathan, "Directional Response of Partially Filled Tank Vehicles," Proceedings of the SAE Truck and Bus Meet, Charlotte, N.CSAE Paper no. 892481, November 6-9, 1989, 9p.

  75. S. Rakheja, S. Sankar, and R. Ranganathan, "Influence of Tank Design Factors on the Rollover Threshold of Partially Filled Tank Vehicles," Proceeding of the SAE Truck and Bus Meet, Charlotte, N.C., November 6-9, 1989.

  76. Rakheja, S., R. Ranganathan and S. Sankar, "Influence of Tank Design Factors on Stability of Partially Filled Tank Vehicles," Proceedings of the SAE 1989 Truck and Bus Meet., SAE Paper no. 892480, Nov. 1989, South Carolina, 12p.

  77. R. Ranganathan, S. Rakheja and S. Sankar, "Steady Turning Stability of Partially Filled Tank Vehicles with Arbitrary Tank Geometry," ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, vol. 111, no. 3, Sept. 1989, pp. 481-489.

  78. S. Sankar, S. Rakheja, R. Ranganathan and L. Sabounghi, "On the Stability of Heavy Articulated Liquid Tank Vehicles," Proceedings of The Second International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions, Kelowna, B.C. June 18-22, 1989.

  79. G. Popov, G.H. Vatistas, S. Sankar and T.S. Sankar, "Liquid Sloshing in Arbitrary Shape Container," Proceedings of 12th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University, May 28 - June 2, 1989, Vol. 2, pp. 590-591.

  80. Sankar, S., S. Rakheja, "Ride Dynamic Model of a Tilt Cab for Off­Road Vehicles," Proceedings of the SAE 1989 Noise and Vib. Conf., SAE Publ. No. P-222, May 16 -18, 1989, Troy, MI. pp. 149 -162.

  81. S. Sankar, S. Rakheja, and K. Venkataraman, "Ride Dynamic Model of a Tilt Cab for Off-Road Vehicles," Proceedings of the SAE 1989 Noise and Vibration Conference, SAE Publications No. P-222, pp. 149-162, Troy, MI., May 16-18, 1989.

  82. S. Sankar, J. Alanoly and N. Negrin, "Vehicle Ride Analysis Using Interactive Graphics," Int. Journal of Vehicle Design, vol. 10, no. 3, March 1989.

  83. J. Alanoly, and Sankar, S., "A General Purpose Formalism for Lumped Parameter Mechanical Systems with Application to Vehicle Dynamics," Vol II, Proceedings of the 7th International Modal Analysis Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 30 -February 2, 1989.

  84. Rakheja, Subhash, "Ride Quality of Wheeled Off-Road Vehicles with Implements," Proceedings of the Pan American Cong. of App. Mech., Jan. 1989, Rio de Janeiro, pp. 222-226.

  85. G. Popov, G.H. Vatistas, S. Sankar, and T.S. Sankar, "Liquid Sloshing in a Horizontal Cylindrical Container," Proceedings of the ASME Int. Computer in Engineering Conference, Los Almas, California, 1989.

  86. R. Ranganathan, S. Rakheja and S. Sankar, "Kineto-Static Roll Plane Analysis of Articulated Tank Vehicles with Arbitrary Tank Geometry," Int. Journal of Vehicle Design, vol. 10, no. 1, 1989, pp. 89-111.

  87. S. Sankar, S. Rakheja and R. Ranganathan,"Directional Dynamics of Partially Filled Tank Vehicles," SAE Transactions ­ J. of Commercial Vehicles, vol. 98, 1989, pp. 548-556.

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