27th IAVSD Symposium on the Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and on Tracks – IAVSD 2021
The 27th IAVSD Symposium was planned to be held at the Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, August 16-20, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Board and organizer of the symposium decided in February 2021 that the symposium will be held online from August 17-19. The traditional format of the symposium has been adapted considering the big difference in time zones for a live symposium. The aim was to make the online symposium as close as possible to an in-person symposium.
The Symposium was organized by the Department of Railway Cars and Railcars maintenance at the Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University, Scientific Center “Vagony”, All-Union Research and Development Center for Transportation Technology (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) with Professor A.M. Orlova as Chairperson of the Symposium. Professor A.M. Orlova was the chairperson for rail-related topics, Dr. David Cole (University of Cambridge) for road related topics.
In total 233 abstracts were submitted with 155 accepted for Oral or Poster Presentation and 78 rejected. There were 35 Poster Workshop presentations (20 on Road, 15 on Rail) plus a Workshop on the Results and Outcome of the Switches & Crossings Benchmark 2020.
Additionally, five invited state-of-the-art presentations/papers were presented:
- A state-of-the-art review: toward a novel vehicle dynamics control concept taking the driveline of electric vehicles into account as promising control actuators
- Challenges and progress in the understanding and modelling of the wheel–rail creep forces
- Minimum-lap-time optimisation and simulation
- Contributions of vehicle dynamics to the energy efficient operation of road and rail vehicles
- Analysis of the ‘dynamics of railway vehicles’ research field development using scientometric approach
All papers were published in Issue #7, Volume 59 of Vehicle System Dynamics (VSD) and have been made free access (for free download) until February 2022.
The Proceedings of this IAVSD Symposium will be published by Springer in Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering: Advances in Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks; Proceedings of the 27th Symposium of the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics, IAVSD 2021 with editors Anna Orlova and David Cole. The Proceedings will be indexed in Scopus and fully peer-reviewed.
Professor Roger Goodall was announced honorary member of IAVSD during the Closing Ceremony.
235 delegates attended the symposium online from more than 20 countries.