The purpose of simulating complex physical systems, like machines and robots or granular matter processes, is often to analyze and understand its behavior in relation to its given design and control. Computational exploration refers to the systematic use of simulation to explore the behavior over a large design space.
M. Servin and M. Brandl. Physics-based virtual environments for autonomous earthmoving and mining machinery. Proceedings of the 5th Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium – CVT 2018, ISSN 2198-7432, Kaiserslautern (2018).doi:10.1007/978-3-658-21300-8 pdf videos
K. Thoeni, M. Servin, and A. Giacomini. Using non-smooth multi-domain dynamics to improve the safety on haul roads in surface mining. The V International Conference on Particle-Based Methods: PARTICLES 2017. P. Wriggers, M. Bischoff, E. Oñate, D.R.J. Owen, & T. Zohdi (Eds). pdf abstract
J. Edlund, E. Keramati, and M. Servin. A long-tracked bogie design for forestry machines on soft and rough terrain. Journal of Terramchanics, Vol 50, Issue 2, pp. 73-83 (2013). pdf preprint pdf video LTB (supplementary material)
B.T. Ersson, L. Jundén, U. Bergsten, and M. Servin. Simulations of Mechanized Planting – Modelling Terrain and Crane-Mounted Planting Devices. Mežzinātne 25(58)2012 - special edition: 15–19, The Nordic Baltic conference on forest operations OSCAR 2012 (2012). abstract slides
L. Jundén, D. Bergström, M. Servin, and U. Bergsten. Simulation of boom-corridor thinning using a double-crane system and different levels of automation. International Journal of Forest Engineering, Issue 1 (2013). DOI:10.1080/14942119.2013.798131 pdf web