Vehicle Dynamics & Control and Tyre Modelling Research
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Rollover of heavy good vehicles is a serious worldwide safety problem. Studies have shown that only a minority of rollover accidents can been avoided with a warning device, potentially more with a skilled driver, but approximately half of rollover accidents are not preventable by driver action alone. This highlights the need for an active safety system, such as an active roll control system consisting of active anti-roll bars and hydraulic actuators, which can significantly improve the roll stability of single unit and articulated heavy vehicles.
2005 IMechE Safety Award
Awarded for my paper on "Active Roll Control of an Experimental Articulated Vehicle". The Award is made for "the best paper published by the Institution in the previous year on the subject of the elimination of dangerous dust arising from mining and industrial tunnelling and the removal of rock from the surface or under-ground or any aspect thereof or any other aspect of eliminating danger to health in mechanical engineering and research into matters connected with any such subject". See the IMechE website for further details.
2005 IMechE Crompton-Lanchester medal
Awarded for my paper on "Active Roll Control of an Experimental Articulated Vehicle". This medal is "awarded by the Board of the Automobile Division for the best paper or for outstanding service considered to have special influence on the advancement of automobile engineering. This is the premier Automobile Division award". See the IMechE website for further details.
Download my PhD bibliography of over 100 references on heavy vehicle dynamics, active roll control, and control system design, as well as my bibliography on tyre modelling and rolling resistance of tyres (both in BiBTeX format).