University of Pretoria’s secondment to Tenneco

Dr Cor-Jacques Kat from the Vehicle Dynamics Group at the University of Pretoria, South Africa recently completed a month secondment to Tenneco in Belgium. During this secondment, laboratory and proving ground tests were conducted at Tenneco’s Monroe Engineering Technical Center, Sint-Truiden, Belgium and Ford’s proving ground in Lommel, Belgium. The aim of the tests were to better understand difference thresholds of whole-body vibration and how it can be used in vehicle suspension design. Dr Kat also attended the mid-term project meeting hosted by UNIMORE in Modena, Italy.

Mid-term Review Meeting

On 27-28 June 2022 the OWHEEL consortium has organised the mid-term review meeting hosted by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. The attendees have not only reported about the intermediate project results but also participated in a memorable technical tour to Maserati Factory and the Enzo Ferrari Museum.

Secondment from The University of Naples to Arrival GmbH

Ciro Tordela, a PhD Student of the University of Naples “Federico II”, carried out its Secondment with Arrival Germany, a OWHEEL industrial partner. The aim of the Unina-Arrival Secondment (from 16/03/2022 to 23/06/2022) regarded the development of two controllers for a Brake-by-Wire system, in particular, a Gain scheduled PID with a Feedforward Compensator and a nonlinear controller called Gain Scheduled Generalized Super Twisting.

OWHEEL at SAE WCX™ World Congress Experience

OWHEEL researchers from VilniusTech, TU Delft, Tenneco, and TU Ilmenau have co-organised a Special Session on Advanced Wheel Corner Concepts on the SAE WCX™ World Congress Experience. Two presentations were directly related to the OWHEEL outcomes:

  • Zuraulis, V., Kojis, P., Marotta, R., Šukevičius, Š. et al., “Electric Vehicle Corner Architecture: Driving Comfort Evaluation Using Objective Metrics”
  • Marotta, R., Strano, S., Terzo, M., Tordela, C. et al., “Active Control of Camber and Toe Angles to Improve Vehicle Ride Comfort”
Viktor Skrickij (VilniusTech) presents the talk about the driving comfort evaluation

New MSCA Staff Exchanges calls for proposals is open

We are encourage our colelagues and partners to submit the proposals to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Staff Exchanges Call supervised by European Research Executive Agency (REA) . This is great opportunity for enhancement of professional skills and knowledge through international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration.
More information can be found here: Link

New Secondments Started

Research fellows from Vilnius Tech have started their secondments to OWHEEL industrial partners. Eldar Šabanovič will work on new chassis concepts at Tenneco, and Prof. Vidas Žuraulis will elaborate new vehicle concepts at Arrival Germany.

Eldar Šabanovič
Vidas Žuraulis