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Research Experiences for Undergraduates
in Automotive Technologies

Proposed Project:
Dynamic Control System for Motorcycles

Faculty Mentor:   Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hermann Winner
Graduate Student Mentor:Dipl.-Ing. Patrick Seiniger
Research Location:Technische Universität Darmstadt

Over the last decade, the safety of four-wheeled vehicles has been increased significantly. Driving dynamics control systems have a major influence in decreasing traffic accident fatalities. For two-wheelers, the only available dynamic control systems are anti-lock brake systems and traction control systems. None of these are designed to work in cornering. The Chair of Automotive Engineering (FZD) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt is conducting a research project on investigating possible driving dynamic control systems for unbraked cornering. In this project, motorcycle accidents are simulated using a special motorcycle and simulation software. Tasks available for REU students include experiments (critical and uncritical driving situations) and computer simulation work (MATLAB Simulink). Skills in mechanics, MATLAB simulink, and a drivers license for motorcycles are necessary.

For more detailes, please visit:
Chair of Automotive Engineering (FZD)
Research facilities and equipment


Revised:   Monday, 19-Feb-2007 04:07:12 EST
Location:  http://www.tud.vt.edu/REU/Project_2007_TUD-Winner-motorcycle.html
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