Motorcycles: The Science,
The Folklore and
Date: 1 August 2019
The South African Council for Automation and Control will be hosting an evening talk on the modelling and optimal control of motorcycles in closed-circuit racing.
The lecture will start with a brief review of the history of bicycle and motorcycle modelling. This will include such things as design evolutions, modelling developments and methodologies, and the importance of tyre and frame dynamics (especially for motorcycles). Some of the interesting control features of two-wheeled vehicles will also be discussed.