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Corina Sandu

Robert E. Hord Jr. Professor
  • Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Robotics, Autonomous, and Dynamical Systems
Corina Sandu
107 Randolph Hall (0710)
460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • 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.

See Dr. Sandu's publications and research on Google Scholar.

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