Minimum‐lap‐time optimisation and simulation
The presentation begins with a survey of advances in state‐of‐the‐art minimum‐time simulation for road vehicles. The techniques covered include both quasi‐steady‐state and transient vehicle models, which are combined with trajectories that are either preassigned or free to be optimised. The fundamentals of nonlinear optimal control are summarised. These fundamentals are the basis of most of the vehicular optimal control methodologies and solution procedures reported in the literature. The key features of three‐dimensional road modelling, vehicle positioning, and vehicle modelling are also summarised with a focus on recent developments. Both cars and motorcycles are considered.
Matteo Massaro is currently Associate Professor with the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Padova. He has been recipients of competitive grants and PI of industrial projects on topics related to vehicle dynamics, multibody modelling, airbag modelling and simulation, driving simulators and aeroelasticity. He is the author of 60+ scientific papers published in international journals and international conferences. In 2018 he published the book 'Dynamics and Optimal Control of Road Vehicles' with Oxford University Press.
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