A ground vehicle contains many components that interact with each other, resulting in a complex dynamic system. The division’s goal is to improve the knowledge about dynamic behavior and function of vehicles (buses, cars, trucks etc.) to lead the development of new vehicles to be more reliable under different driving conditions. The research and education focus is on modeling and analysis of vehicle behavior, and its dynamic interaction with driver and environment.
Optimization and systems theory
The research within the division ranges from mathematical systems theory to numerical methods for large-scale nonlinear optimization, with projects like control and sensing of autonomous systems, Robust control of networked systems, and Topology optimization of load-carrying structures.