SAE 2012 Heavy Truck Handling, Dynamics, & Control Symposium Speakers

Justin Sill Justin Sill

Justin Sill is recent graduate of the PhD automotive engineering program at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research. Dr. Sill has a Bachelors ('02) and Masters ('06) of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina. Dr. Sill's background includes modeling dynamics systems, vehicle/tire performance through modeling & experimental testing, and control of dynamic systems. Dr. Sill has previously worked as a vehicle dynamics engineer for a tire company from '05 to '08, where he led applied (50%) and fundamental (50%) research projects to improve vehicle handling performance as pertaining to tire design. Dr. Sill is currently working at Tesla Motors as a Powertrain Vehicle Dynamics Architect, specifically focusing on the control of an all-wheel-drive powertrain with dual-axle electric motors.

Michael O. Arant Michael O. Arant

Michael Arant is currently a Ph.D. student at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research, where he is conducting research in commercial vehicle stability. In addition to normal course work, Mr. Arant leads a team of students in researching commercial vehicle dynamics, stability, and control. Research activities include vehicle model development, control model development, vehicle simulation, vehicle testing, and model validation. Previously, Mr. Arant worked for Michelin America's Research Company in its Greenville research and development center. During that time, he worked on new product development, tire and vehicle integration, tire and vehicle testing, and vehicle modeling.

Edward M. DeWitt Edward M. DeWitt

Edward M. DeWitt is a Senior Engineering Analyst at Navistar, and Associate Faculty at Purdue (Fort Wayne), where he earned his B.S.M.E. and M.B.A. He has been employed by Navistar for almost 18 years, and has been in the testing area for the last 16. He focuses on validation of commercial truck and bus steering and brake systems. He is a former chairman of two subcommittees in the SAE Truck and Bus organization. He has published papers through SAE and the Midwest Business Administration Association. Mr. DeWitt teaches a class at Purdue - Fort Wayne focusing on instrumentation, data acquisition, and data analysis.

Dr. Cem Hatipoglu's Dr. Cem Hatipoglu's

Dr. Cem Hatipoglu is with FMCSA's Technology Division since September 2010 and leads Agency's on-board safety systems research activities. Prior to joining FMCSA, Dr. Hatipoglu worked as a technical and management consultant for 5 years and spent 7 additional years at Bendix CVS taking numerous engineering leadership roles, which includes the development and initial deployment of ESC for North American trucks. Dr. Hatipoglu received his Ph.D. degree in EE from The Ohio State University in 1998 and his MBA degree from CWRU in 2001. He is a co-inventor on four patents, has co-authored over 35 published papers and serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Control Systems Society since 2001.

Arvind Kumar Jain Arvind Kumar Jain

Mr. Arvind Kumar Jain is working for Ashok Leyland Limited, Chennai, India as Deputy Manager, Vehicle Dynamics Group. He has completed his B. Tech. in mechanical engineering and M. Tech in product design from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras one of the prestigious technical institutions of India. He is working on improving ride and handling of commercial vehicles at the company since June 2010. His work on - Composite ride comfort index for heavy commercial vehicles with vehicle and application-based weight-age -was presented at Vehicle Dynamics Expo, Stuttgart Germany 2011

Arthanareeswaran P Anandha Krishnan B

Mr. Anandha Krishnan B is working for Ashok Leyland Limited, Chennai, India as Deputy Manager, Vehicle Dynamics Group. He has completed his B.E. in Production engineering from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai, one of the prestigious technical institutions of India. He is working on improving dynamic behaviour of Heavy Commercial Vehicles at the company since Aug 2010. He is presently involved in Ride and Handling tuning of Heavy duty off Road vehicles and Tractor trailers.

James J. Patterson, Ph.D. James J. Patterson, Ph.D.

Dr. Patterson is the Engineering Technical Support Manager at Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems, where has worked for the last fifteen years. The previous ten years were at Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems. He is the leader of the computer simulation group, focusing on weld fatigue life prediction using finite element models. He has been building multi-body dynamics models, including full tractor-trailers, for over fifteen years. His responsibility in the NTRCI project was developing the multi-body dynamics model of a longer combination vehicle using the software package ADAMS.

Dr. Patterson has a BSME, MSME, and Ph.D., all from the University of Akron. His doctoral dissertation was based on his work with NTRCI.

Dr. Shane Richardson Dr. Shane Richardson

Shane is a Mechanical Engineer with 23 years' experience in applying systems engineering methods to the procurement, specifications, development and design of automotive, military and mechanical systems and workplace safety initially for the Australian Army and then as a consultant. As an undergraduate and post graduate Shane raced in the 1987 and 2000 World Solar Challenge, a 3200km solar vehicle race, from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia. Shane was posted to the Royal Military College during 1991 and completed a Master of Science degree focusing on vehicle dynamics (suspension and handling). From 1995 to 1998 Shane led the Land Engineering Agency project team which investigated, analysed, developed, tested and specified safety systems for the Australian Army's fleet of General Service vehicles. This work initiated Shane's PhD studies at Monash University (completed in 2009). Shane's work, studies (Graduate, Master and PhD), courses at Texas A&M, University of North Florida Society of Automotive Engineers, VDO Kienzle and DSD, and presentations and attendance at national and international conferences have resulted in a focused understanding on human and object impacts. Shane has utilised computer modelling simulations (Finite Element Analysis, MADYMO, HVE and PC-Crash) to examine collisions, failures and to develop solutions to safety problems.

Shane has consulted on major projects including vehicle passive protection systems, suspension systems for combat vehicles, trucks and passenger vehicles, certification and evaluation of vehicles for various clients (both in Government and private industry), analysis of roll-over issues for vehicle fleets (including work for Monash University Accident Research Centre), development of safety solutions and various incident and crash investigations (including failure modes effects analysis). His consulting work has provided design, development, review, validation and specification of vehicle mounted equipment, safety systems, vehicles and mechanical equipment for a diverse range of Delta-V Experts clients.

Shane has developed an evaluation methodology to characterise vehicle handling and rollover propensity.

Shane has designed, developed and supervised the manufacture of Rollover Protective Systems, equipment mountings, and safety systems in South Africa, Columbia, Australia, Sudan, Gabon, Libya, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina and United States of America.