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The Terramechanics, Multibody, and Vehicle Systems (TMVS) Laboratory educates students and conducts research in a broad range of fundamental and applied topics in the three main areas mentioned in its name: terramechanics (vehicle-terrain interaction, tire/track modeling, vehicle mobility, soil/terrain modeling), multibody systems (modeling, simulation, uncertainty quantification, parameter estimation, sensitivity analysis, design optimization), and vehicle dynamics (tire dynamics, suspension modeling; handling, ride, and performance analysis)

Corina Sandu

Dr. Corina Sandu

Robert E. Hord Jr. Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department

ASME Fellow, SAE Fellow, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

Director, Terramechanics, Multibody, and Vehicle Systems (TMVS) Laboratory

Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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