Call for Papers: SAE International Journal of Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and NVH

Special Issue on Emerging Trends in Tire Modeling, Measurement for Vehicle Dynamical Analysis, and Control

Vehicle dynamic performance is predominantly controlled by tire dynamic characteristics through the forces and moments generated at the tire-road contact patch. Over the past few decades, a variety of advanced tire models and measuring techniques have been developed. However, many challenges remain unsolved since tire mechanics and tire-road-vehicle-environment interaction mechanisms are complicated. Accurate tire behavior prediction outside tested conditions for all possible running conditions, scenarios, and environments is very challenging. The intelligence tire system as a real-time sensor to measure/estimate tire forces and road friction conditions is highly desirable for chassis control systems.

This special issue will focus on tire modeling, tire measurement techniques for vehicle dynamics analysis, and chassis coordination control to deal with the electric, intelligent, and sharing for vehicle systems in the future. It is a peer-reviewed platform for both industry and academia to present survey, theoretical, and experimental results.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Tire measurement techniques
  • Determination of tire model parameters
  • Application of tire models to vehicle dynamics
  • Measurement and modeling of rubber friction
  • Evaluation and verification of tire models
  • Tire modeling for complex environments
  • Tire models
  • Noise, vibration, and harshness of tire
  • Tire-wear prediction and test techniques
  • Smart and intelligence tires
  • Tire models for chassis control
  • Tire models for special applications

For more information, please contact the Guest Editors:

Dr. Fei Li
Automotive Engineering Research Institute
China Automotive Technology & Research Center
Tianjin, China

Prof. Fredrik Bruzelius
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute
Gothenburg, Sweden

Dr. Zhenfeng Wang
Automotive Engineering Research Institute
China Automotive Technology & Research Center
Tianjin, China

Prof. Nan Xu
State Key Laboratory of Automotive Simulation and Control
Jilin University, China

Dr. Shenhai Ran
Volvo Group Truck Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden

Dr. Patrick Gruber
University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom


Deadline to submit manuscripts for consideration: September 30, 2020

Tentative publication date: December 31,  2020

Please submit your article at and include a submission note in Editorial Manager to indicate that it is for this special issue.

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