Igo J.M. Besselink


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Research profile

Igo Besselink is an Associate Professor and Chair of Vehicle Dynamics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key area of expertise is Vehicle Dynamics: the analysis of road vehicle motions, vibrations and stability as a result of steering, driving, braking and external disturbances.Igo’s main research interests aredynamics of commercial vehicles, tire behavior and modeling, battery electric vehicles and vehicle control 

Research focuses on simulation model development, to analyze and improve the performance of road vehicles. Validation of these models by means of experiments has a veryhigh priority and multiple test rigs and prototype vehicles are under active development in the Automotive Technology lab of the TU/e. Ultimately the aim is toward safe and efficient transport with minimized impact on the environment. Looking ahead, he aims to research autonomous operation of articulated commercial vehicles in confined areas (such as distribution centers).

Academic background

Igo studied mechanical engineering at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and obtained his MSc(with credit) in the field of vehicle dynamics in 1990. Following this, he joined Fokker Aircraft, worked in the field of landing gear dynamics. In 1996, Igo joined TNO Automotive and was responsible for the development and implementation of the ‘Delft-Tyre’ simulation software and worked on a thesis on shimmy stability of aircraft main landing gears, which was completed in 2000. He received his PhD from TU Delft 2000. 

In 2002 Igo started working as a part-time lecturer in the field of vehicle dynamics at TU/e.He became aFull Time assistant professor in 2008 and was appointed as associate professor in 2016. Igo has supervised 6 PhD students and over 80 Master students. He is (co)-author of over 50 journal and conference publications combined. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Vehicle System Dynamics.

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Electric vehicles Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Tires Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Railroad cars Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Commercial vehicles Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Wheels Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Energy utilization Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Regenerative braking Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Active suspension systems Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

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Onderzoeksoutput 1994 2019

Energy consumption prediction for electric city buses

Beckers, C. J. J., Besselink, I. J. M., Frints, J. J. M. & Nijmeijer, H., 4 jun 2019. 12 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan congresPaperAcademic

Open Access
Energy utilization
Electric batteries
Electric vehicles
115 Downloads (Pure)

Implementation and validation of a three degrees of freedom steering-system model in a full vehicle model

Loof, J., Besselink, I. J. M. & Nijmeijer, H., 2 jan 2019, In : Vehicle System Dynamics. 57, 1, blz. 86-107 22 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Tractors (truck)
Truck trailers

Modeling of energy losses during cornering for electric city buses

Vertaalde titel van de bijdrage: Het modelleren van de energieverliezen in bochten voor elektrische stadsbussenBeckers, C. J. J., Besselink, I. J. M. & Nijmeijer, H., 27 okt 2019, 2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, ITSC 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, blz. 4164-4169 6 blz. 8917232

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Energy dissipation
Electric batteries
Energy utilization
4 Downloads (Pure)

Tire characteristics and modeling

Besselink, I. J. M., 1 jan 2019, CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures. Cham: Springer, blz. 47-108 62 blz. (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures; vol. 582).

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureHoofdstukAcademicpeer review

3 Citaties (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Battery electric vehicle energy consumption prediction for a trip based on route information

Wang, J., Besselink, I. & Nijmeijer, H., 1 sep 2018, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part D : Journal of Automobile Engineering. 232, 11, blz. 1528-1542 15 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Energy utilization
Battery electric vehicles
Parameter estimation


Road Vehicle Dynamics

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Active trailer steering control for longer heavier vehicles

Auteur: Hatzidimitris, P., 31 okt 2015

Begeleider: van de Wouw, N. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Kural, K. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Besselink, I. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Nijmeijer, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

An active suspension system: capable of economically leveling a car during cornering

Auteur: Leegwater, M., 31 okt 2007

Begeleider: Nijmeijer, H. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Veldpaus, F. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Besselink, I. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Evers, W. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Schmeitz, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Analysis of the Lupo battery electric vehicle energy usage

Auteur: Lipsch, B., 31 okt 2012

Begeleider: Besselink, I. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Nijmeijer, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

An analytical approach to dynamic irregular tyre wear

Auteur: Veen, J., 31 aug 2007

Begeleider: Besselink, I. (Afstudeerdocent 1), van Dommelen, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2), van der Steen, J. (Externe persoon) (Afstudeerdocent 2), van Benthem, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Nijmeijer, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Application of bilateral control in steer-by-wire

Auteur: van Raaij, D., 31 mrt 2008

Begeleider: Steinbuch, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Besselink, I. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Christiansson, G. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach), Damen, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Serrarens, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Bonsen, B. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Evertz, F. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master