Professor Roger Goodall has been active in our field since the 1970s working initially at Brush and BAE systems and then at BR Research with Alan Wickens and others developing high speed rail and maglev systems. Since then he worked at Loughborough and more recently Huddersfield Universities particularly in the areas of control and applying this to railway vehicle dynamics.
Roger has published over 50 papers in VSD including key works on active control of different railway systems and contributed to many IAVSD symposia. He was the 2nd Vice President of IAVSD from 2003 to 2005, IAVSD Treasurer from 2005 to 2011, and joint host of the 2011 IAVD Symposium in Manchester.
The editors of our journal, Vehicle System Dynamics (VSD), are delighted to be able to report that the Impact factor for VSD is now 4.665. This is a measure of the impact of the journal and is effectively the average number of times that each published paper is referred to in other publications. This is a big increase from the previous impact factor of 2.581 and demonstrates the rise in quality of our papers and shows that they are widely read and the results used by other researchers.
This puts VSD in the top quartile of all journals in the areas of Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality.
We would like to thank all of our contributors and reviewers and Editorial Board members for their support and in making this increase in impact possible.
M. Ahmadian, S. Horiuchi, S. Iwnicki, M. Plöchl
The 27th IAVSD Symposium on the Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and on Tracks will be held at the St. Petersburg State Transport University, Russia, from 16-20 August 2021.
Update: IAVSD 2021 will be held online from 17-19 August 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Launch of the redesigned IAVSD homepage
After the introduction of a printed Newsletter in 1988 as information medium, and iavsd.org in 2002, the IAVSD homepage was completely redesigned. Notes on the history of IAVSD and its official journal Vehicle System Dynamics have been added. News and Events will be updated regularly.
Peter Lugner (TU Wien, Austria) and Werner Schiehlen (Univ. Suttgart, Germany)
Appointed Honorary Members of IAVSD in recognition of their outstanding contributions to IAVSD since the foundation of IAVSD and to the advance of the science of vehicle dynamics.
Both have supported the establishment and development of the Assciation very actively as IAVSD Board Members over many years.
Peter Lugner has been Editor of Vehicle System Dynamics, Werner Schiehlen is founding Editor of Multibody System Dynamics and was President of IUTAM. IAVSD is affiliated to IUTAM.
Hans B. Pacejka (1934–2017): a life in tyre mechanics
Co-Founder and fundament of both IAVSD and VSD
Obituary published in Vehicle System Dynamics in March 2020