This thesis attempts to draw together the author's contributions to the
subject of "Off-Road Vehicle Dynamics" over the past twenty years.
A selection of papers, seventeen in all, is chosen from a longer list of
publications on the basis that these papers together form the main substance of the
thesis. The papers cover many topics under the broad heading of off-road vehicle
dynamics and contain original contributions in ride vibration, steering, slope
stability, tyre force generation, braking, implement control and power-take-off
A supporting statement is presented which attempts to show the sustained
theme behind these papers. Rather than repeat any of the substance of the papers,
the statement is intended to act as a brief guide through the papers, explaining
their cohesiveness and highlighting key contributions. Since much of the, research
work described in these publications was carried out in the context of larger
research projects, a curriculum vitae is appended to indicate the nature and scope
of these projects.
This thesis is closed access. A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Technology of Loughborough University.