Ph.D. Peter Holen

Peter was an external Ph.D. student at the Division of Vehicle Dynamics, situated at Scania in Södertälje, between 2001 to 2007.

Contact

Peter is now with SCANIA in Södetälje, +46-(0)8- 553 81 000.

Education

  • Ph.D., Vehicle Dynamics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2006
  • Tech. Lic., Vehicle Dynamics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2004
  • Master of Science, Vehicle Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, 1999

Research Project

Heavy vehicles of today (not. 2001) are equipped with different suspension systems, which connect the main components as wheel axles, chassis frame, drivetrain and cab. To achieve good dynamic properties it is essential to use a complete vehicle perspective during both design and implementation of these suspension systems. The purpose with suspension systems is to minimise transmission of vibrations from external (road irregularities) and internal sources (driveline, wheel). The most common way today to optimise is manual tuning of the different systems on individual vehicle specifications.

Project goal was partly to identify and study critical factors for interacting suspension systems function and performance with respect to driver-, goods- and chassis comfort in heavy vehicles. Partly to work out methodology for prediction and analysis of suspension system influence on comfort.

The project was realised as a co-operation between Scania and the Department of Vehicle Dynamics at KTH, with funding from Scania and VINNOVA.

Selected Publications

P. Holen, Experimental evaluation of modally distributed damping in heavy vehicles. To appear in Vehicle System Dynamics, 2007.

P. Holen, On modally distributed damping in heavy vehicles. Doctoral thesis in Vehicle Engineering, Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, 2006.

P. Holen and M. Zellinger, Aspects on damper-attachment compliance. Int. J. Vehicle Design, Vol. 40, Nos. 1/2/3, pp.77 – 92, 2006.

P. Holen and K. Strandemar, Estimating modal coordinates from damper displacements – A system identification approach. Supplement to Vehicle System Dynamics, 44, pp. 805-813, 2006.

P. Holen, A Study on Passive Damping in Heavy Vehicles. Licentiate thesis in Vehicle Dynamics, Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, 2004.

P. Holen and B. Thorvald, Load case characterization and modal coordinate estimates from damper displacements. SAE paper 2004-01-2713, 2004.

P. Holen and B. Thorvald, Possibilities and limitations with distributed damping in heavy vehicles. Supplement to Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol 41, pp. 172–181, 2004. Proceedings of the 18th IAVSD Symposium, Kanagawa, Japan, August 25-29, 2003.

P. Holen and B. Thorvald, Aspects on roll and bounce damping for heavy vehicles. SAE paper 2002-01-3060, 2002.

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