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New Developments in Multibody System Dynamics and Its Applications

Call for Papers

Multibody system dynamics is nowadays a widely used toolbox in the development of modern industrial technology. It provides powerful dynamic design theory, computational and analytical methods, and test technology for the development of satellites, aircrafts, ships, vehicles, and all kind of machines. Great attention has been paid by many nations because it promotes a deep understanding of system dynamics enabling problem solution and system design and plays an important role in the development of modern industries.

In order to systematically show the important effect of multibody system dynamics on the development of modern science and technology and to strengthen the academic exchanges in the field of multibody system dynamics and its applications, we will be responsible for publishing this special issue, entrusted by Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This special issue belongs to Advances in Mechanical Engineering, which is an international journal that has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded. Papers concerned with the new developments of multibody system dynamics in theoretical, computational, and experimental techniques, as well as their applications in the modern industry, will be published. The potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Multirigid-body system dynamics
  • Multiflexible-body system dynamics
  • Transfer matrix method of multibody systems
  • Algorithms, integration codes, and software
  • Computational stability and computational precision
  • Contact and impact problems
  • Uncertainty quantification in multibody dynamics
  • Optimization, sensitivity analysis, and parameter identification
  • Control theory, test methods
  • Applications of multibody system dynamics to
    • Launch dynamics
    • Flight dynamics
    • Aeronautics engineering
    • Astronautics engineering
    • Marine engineering
    • Transportation engineering
    • Ground vehicle dynamics
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Human body science engineering

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ame/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ame/ndms/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 26 July 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 18 October 2013
Publication DateFriday, 13 December 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Xiaoting Rui, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China

Guest Editors

  • Chuanzeng Zhang, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Siegen, Germany