• Research

    Modeling and simulation of multibody dynamics systems
    Treatment of uncertainties
    Parameter estimation
    Multibody dynamics systems optimizations
    On-road and off-road, wheeled and tracked vehicle dynamics
    Tire and track modeling
    Terramechanics (vehicle-terrain interaction)
    Modeling of stochastic terrain profile and soil characteristics
    Rail dynamics, wheel-rail contact and friction modeling, and train suspension modeling
    Vibrations and control of mechanical systems.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2000
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, 1995
Engineering Diploma: Bucharest Polytechnic Institute, Mechanics, 1991

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460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Corina Sandu


Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies