12th European Conference Pretoria

12th European Regional Conference

Pretoria, South Africa, 2012
ISBN 978-1-942112-28-0, €95

Track 1. Soil, Terrain Modeling and Characterization

  1. “A 3D Laser Scanner for Measuring Rut in Soil Bin”, by Jianqiao Li, Yang Wang, Shichao Fan, Ling He, and Qingping Liu (paper, presentation)
  2. “Road Friction Estimation Using Stereography”, by T.R. Botha and P.S. Els (paper, presentation)
  3. “Size Effect of DEM Particle in the Simulation of Soil-tool Interactions”, by T. Tsuji, Y. Matsui, Y. Nakagawa, Y. Kadono, and T. Tanaka (paper, presentation)
  4. “Soft Soil Tire Model Development and Experimental Testing”, by Corina Sandu, Eduardo Pinto, Scott Naranjo, Paramsothy Jayakumar, and Brant Ross (paper, presentation)

Track 2. Planetary Rovers and Mobile Robotics

  1. “3D Simulation System of Interactions Between Rigid Wheel with Irregular Structure and Loose Lunar Soil Simulant”, by Rui Zhang, Fang Liu, Guiyin Zeng, and Jianqiao Li (paper, presentation)
  2. “Experimental Study on the Bearing Capacity of the Simulant Lunar Regolith with Different Particle Size Distribution”, by Zhenjia Zhao, Meng Zou, and Cangang Wei (paper, presentation)
  3. “Comparative Analysis of Lightweight Robotic Wheeled and Tracked Vehicle”, by Christopher Johnson and Corina Sandu (paper, presentation)
  4. “Frontal Profile Shape of Rigid Wheel Tread to Reduce Sinkage on Sandy Soil Travel”, by Junya Yamakawa and Mashashi Akahane (paper, presentation)

Track 3. Agricultural and Earth Moving Equipment

Session 1/2

  1. “Effect of Elemental Shape on Cutting Resistance in DEM Analysis of Soil-blade System”, by Ikuya Ono, Hiroshi Nakashima, Hiroshi Shimizu, Juro Miyasaka, and Katsuaki Ohdoi (paper, presentation)
  2. “The Effective Profile of Excavation Bits”, by Tadaomi Eguchi and Kazuya Oda (paper, presentation)
  3. “Small and Light Excavation System for the Moon”, by Shota Nakajima, Takaaki Yokoyama and Kazuyoshi Tateyama (paper, presentation)
  4. “Quasi Isochronous Wireless Communication Protocol for Co-operative Heavy-Duty Vehicle Clusters”, by Massimiliano Ruggeri, Giorgio Malaguti, Massimo Dian, and Carlo Ferraresi (paper, presentation)

Session 2/2

  1. “Real Time Ethernet for Heavy-Duty Vehicle Powertrain Control”, by Massimiliano Ruggeri, Giorgio Malaguti, and Massimo Dian (paper, presentation)
  2. “Self Powered Wireless Sensors for Chassis, Powertrain, Working Equipment and Trailed Implements”, by DavideCarli, Denis Dondi, Alessandro Bertacchini, Luca Larcher and Massimiliano Ruggeri (paper, presentation)
  3. “Investigation of Physical Parameters of Agricultural and Construction Machinery Tyres under Critical On-Road Conditions”, by Karol Centkowski and Alfred Ulrich (paper, presentation)

Track 4. Terrammechanics

Session 1/2

  1. “3D DEM Simulation in Trafficability of Smooth Rigid Wheel with Different Section Structures Moving on Sand”, by Rui Zhang, Sihua Zhang, Haibao Liu, and Jianqiao Li (paper, presentation)
  2. “The Method for Extracting the Variation Laws of the Internal Pressure of Lunar Soil Simulant Under the Tilted Condition”, by Jianqiao Li , Ruiyang Shi, Yanjing Yang, Shigao Fan, Han Huang, and Cangang Wei (paper, presentation)
  3. “Modelling of Transient Wheel-soil Interaction Using the Discrete Element Method”, by William Smith and Hue Peng (paper, presentation)
  4. “Optimization of Off-Road Tyres’ Inflation Pressure”, by Haytham El-Zomor, Sayed Shaaban, Samir El-Demerdash, and Mohamed Ali (paper, presentation)
  5. “Effect of Vegetation Biomass on Vehicle Traction and Motion Resistance”, by Sally Shoop, Barry Coutermarsh, and Tim Cary (paper, presentation)

Session 2/2

  1. “Multinational Analysis of Military Vehicle Impacts and Regulatory Pressures on Training Land Management Pertaining to Land Condition and Maneuver Activities”, by Anne Dain-Owens and Heidi Howard (paper, presentation)
  2. “Root Structure Role in Soil shear Strength: Trafficability Impacts and Carrying Capacity ”, by Heidi Howard, Andrew Fulton, George Gertner, Anne Dain-Owens, Daniel Koch, and Niels Svendsen (paper, presentation)
  3. “A New Method to Measure Soil Shear: Vegetation and Soil Shear Tester (VASST)”, by Kelley MacDonald, Barry Coutermarsh, and Sally Shoop (paper, presentation)
  4. “Validation of a Model for Predicting Slope Stability of Heavily Loaded Road Embankments”, by Javier Osorio, Brent Towne, Maria Brown, and George Mason (paper, presentation)

Track 5. Vehicle Dynamics, Mobility and Safety

Session 1/2

  1. “Torque Vectoring for Improving the Mobility of All-Terrain Electric Vehicles”, by Valentin Ivanov, Klaus Augsburg, and Dzmitry Savitski (paper, presentation)
  2. “Model Validation of Mini-Baja Vehicle”, by Anria Strydom and Schalk Els (paper, presentation)
  3. “A Multi-body Longitudinal Dynamics Model of a Sports-utility-vehicle”, by Herman Hamersma and Schalk Els (paper, presentation)
  4. “Effect of Hysteresis in Steel Leaf Springs on Ride and Suspension Forces – Preliminary Study”, by Cor-Jacques Kat and Schalk Els (paper, presentation)

Session 2/2

  1. “Dynamic Tyre Pressure Control System for Improvement of All-Terrain Vehicle Mobility”, by Klaus Augsburg, Peter Kiss, Katsiaryna Kruchkova, and Kristian Höpping (paper, presentation)
  2. “Wheel Force Transducer Measurements on a Vehicle in Transit”, by Carl Becker and Schalk Els (paper, presentation)
  3. “Model-based Development of Machines for Sustainable Forestry”, by Ulf Sellgren, Abdurasul Pirnazarov, Kjell Andersson and Björn Löfgren (paper, presentation)
  4. “Vehicle Rollover Prevention using Rear Wheel Steering Control”, by Donna-Lee Faure, Nicolaas Johannes Theron, and Schalk Els (paper, presentation)
  5. “Modeling Urban Mobility”, by George Mason, Greg Green, and John Patterson (paper, presentation)
  6. “Model Based Design of a Vehicle Dynamics Control System”, by Andreas Bogala and Alfred Ulrich (paper, presentation)

Track 6. Tires, Wheels and Tracks Modeling

  1. “Validation of Mathematical Tyre Models used in Vertical Vehicle Dynamic Simulations”, by Joachim Stallmann and Schalk Els (paper, presentation)
  2. “Modeling of the Bearing Capacity of Nordic Forest Soil”, by Abdurasul Pirnazarov, Madura Wijekoon, Ulf Sellgren, Björn Löfgren, and Kjell Andersson (paper, presentation)
  3. “Measuring Tyre Contact Patch Deformation Using Stereography”, by Theunis Botha, Schalk Els, and Carl Becker (paper, presentation)
  4. “Mobility Investigation of the Crawlerway Compatibility for the Ares V Crawler Transporter”, by George Mason, Burhman Gates, and Christopher Cummins (paper, presentation)
  5. “Identification of Volumetric Wheel/Soil Interaction Model Parameters from Planetary Rover Experiments”, by Willem Petersen and John McPhee (paper, presentation)