• 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.
  • Publications

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

(540) 231-7467
107 Randolph Hall – 0710
460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Corina Sandu

Robert E. Hord Jr. Professor

Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies