The International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics has been formed by decision of the Scientific Committee of the 5th IUTAM-VSD Symposium in Vienna, Austria on September 20, 1977. On September 22, 1977 the first Board of the Association was formed, consisting of five officers and six trustees.
Main objectives of the association are:
- To promote the development of the Science of Vehicle Dynamics, a discipline that is based upon the theory of motion of ground based vehicle systems, and to encourage engineering applications of this field of science.
- To inform scientists and engineers on the current state-of-the-art in the field of Vehicle Dynamics, to provide a mechanism to communicate original contributions in this field among scholars and applied scientists and to motivate scientists and engineers in related fields to contribute to its body of knowledge.
- To broaden contacts among persons and organisations of different countries engaged in scientific research and development in the field of Vehicle Dynamics and related fields, and to promote free and informal exchange of ideas and results. The Association does not exist to further any commercial goal.
Biennial symposia have been held at selected locations around the world. The symposia provide a framework for free and informal exchange of ideas and results. The symposium proceedings have contributed greatly to a better understanding of ground vehicle system dynamics related problems.
IAVSD aims to operate at the highest possible scientific and technical level thus Board of Officers and Trustees of IAVSD is selected on the basis of their high achievements in science and engineering.
IAVSD is a not for profit organisation.
Secretary General of IAVSD:
Prof. Manfred PLÖCHL
Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics
1060 Vienna, Austria Telephone: +43 1 58801 325125
Fax: +43 1 58801 32599