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Technical Paper
2014-05-20
Lei Zhang
Existing multi-axle steering system designs generally use the deterministic optimization method without considering the uncertainties during the design process; therefore an actual steering movement may deviate from the ideal movement calculated by some mathematical models. In order to make design results have less sensitive to the uncertainties in the design process, some uncertainties need be taken into account at the early design stage. This paper proposes a robust optimization design method for a double front axle steering system (DFASS) of heavy trucks based on Monte Carlo method. The DFASS consists of two trapezoidal steering mechanisms (TSM) and one rocker system, and the optimization objectives of DFASS include the minimum mean value and variance of the maximum turning angle error of the TSM and rocker system. In addition, the robust optimization model includes 13 design variables which are all geometry parameters of DFASS and represented by normal distribution. Through the orthogonal experiment, we obtain the important factors affecting optimization objectives and build the response surface models of optimization objective.
Technical Paper
2014-05-10
Daogao Wei, Peng Wang, Zhijie Pan, Siming Hu, Huaiyang Xiao
Tie rod end clearance is an important parameter influencing automobile stability under slalom maneuver. In this paper the steering mechanism is simplified into a plane linkage mechanism and an analysis of the effects on vehicle stability exerted by kinematic pair clearance under slalom maneuver is also presented. A 4DOF mathematical model of vehicle maneuvering system is thus being built. On the basis of this model, we adopt the numerical analysis method to conduct a simulated analysis about the stability of prototype vehicle side slip angle as the clearance parameter changes. According to the results, vehicle slalom dynamics behaviors manifest itself in shifting from single cycle to chaos directly. With the increase in clearance, nearly no change is displayed in the upper critical frequency of vehicle slalom instability. However, an increasing rise is shown in the lower critical frequency. The instability frequency bandwidth, accordingly, bears an increase as well and a marked difference manifests itself with regard to the characteristics of window dynamics in chaotic areas.
Technical Paper
2014-05-10
Hyeonu Heo, Jaehyung Ju, Doo Man Kim, Harkbong Kim
An understanding of the flow around a tire in contact with the ground is important when designing fuel-efficient tires as the aerodynamic drag accounts for about one third of an entire vehicle's rolling loss. Recently, non-pneumatic tires (NPTs) have drawn attention mainly due to their low rolling resistance associated with the use of low viscoelastic materials in their construction. However, an NPT's fuel efficiency should be re-evaluated in terms of aerodynamic drag: discrete flexible spokes in an NPT may cause more aerodynamic drag, resulting in greater rolling resistance. In this study, the aerodynamic flow around a non-pneumatic tire in contact with the ground is investigated for i) stationary and ii) rotating cases using the steady state Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) method. A sensitivity analysis was carried out with a varying mesh density. The flow into cavity by the discrete spoke geometry of the NPT does not significantly affect the overall aerodynamic drag.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Pragadish Nandakumar
The fuel prices are increasing every day and so are the pollution caused by vehicles using fossil fuels. Moreover, in a car with an internal combustion engine, we get on average 25% efficiency, the other 75% is wasted, mostly through friction and heat. One important loss is the dissipation of vibration energy by shock absorbers in the vehicle suspension under the excitation of road irregularity and vehicle acceleration or deceleration. In this paper we design, manufacture and test a regenerative coil-over strut that is compact, simple in design and more economical. Since our strut is a modification of an existing strut design, it would be much more feasible to implement. We tested our prototype strut using a TATA Indica car under city road conditions. The damping characteristics and output voltage of the strut were recorded and compared with a normal coil over strut. Based on the test data, it was found that the strut was able to recover about 8-10 watts of electricity at 20kmph.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
David H. Myszka, Jonathan Lauden, Patrick Joyce, Andrew Murray, Christoph Gillum
Automotive starting systems require substantial amounts of mechanical energy in a short period of time. Lead-acid batteries have historically provided that energy through a starter motor. Springs have been identified as an alternative energy storage medium and are well suited to engine-starting applications due to their ability to rapidly deliver substantial mechanical power and their long service life. This paper presents the development of a conceptual, spring-based starter. The focus of the study was to determine whether a spring of acceptable size could provide the required torque and rotational speed to start an automotive engine. Engine testing was performed on a representative 600 cc, inline 4-cylinder internal combustion engine to determine the required torque and engine speed during the starting cycle. An optimization was performed to identify an appropriate spring design, minimizing its size. Results predict that the test engine could be started by a torsional steel spring with a diameter and length of approximately 150 mm, similar in size, but lower weight than an electrical starting system of the engine.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Takao Suenaga, Takahiro Jo
Abstract The automotive industry is placing high importance on technologies that can reduce CO2, even in a highly fuel-efficient compact car. One major technology is Stop & Start(S&S) System, with a combined energy regeneration system. A key component of the system is a power supply storage device that has high-charge acceptance, light weight, and compact size. We believe a Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery completely meets these requirements. For the battery, there are three key points: 1 Battery cell specification2 State Of Charge (SOC) detection method3 Temperature management for Li-ion battery. We have already proposed the battery cell and the SOC detection during SAE 2013, and now we are going to introduce “Temperature Management”. If the temperature of a Li-ion battery operates over 60 degrees Celsius, the battery could be severely damaged. Therefore, temperature management of the battery is very important. Conventionally, the temperature is managed by several thermistors and a cooling fan.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Li Sun, Mohamed Awadallah, Lianhua Chi, Nong Zhang
Abstract This paper presents a smart electric scooter system consisting of a microprocessor based vehicle controller (integrating an embedded regenerative braking controller), a 300W Permanent Magnet (PM) DC motor, two low-power DC-DC converters to form a higher power DC-DC converter pack, a motor controller, a supercapacitor bank and a capacitor cell balancing sub-system. During acceleration or forward motoring mode, the vehicle controller sets the DC motor into motoring mode to further utilizing motor controller regulate wheel speed and acceleration torque, whereas during deceleration or forward braking mode, sets the DC motor into braking mode and further utilizing regenerative braking controller regulate wheel speed and braking torque, as well as functions as a constant current (whose reference value is adjustable via a potentiometer) generator to charge the supercapacitor bank in a controllable fashion, hence not only successfully replacing frictional braking to certain degree, but also increasing the total energy efficiency dramatically owing to the low internal resistance and larger capacitance of the supercapacitor compared with other conventional regenerative braking systems via batteries.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Chen Lv, Junzhi Zhang, Yutong Li, Ye Yuan
Abstract Regenerative braking, which can effectively improve vehicle's fuel economy by recuperating the kinetic energy during deceleration processes, has been applied in various types of electrified vehicle as one of its key technologies. To achieve high regeneration efficiency and also guarantee vehicle's brake safety, the regenerative brake should be coordinated with the mechanical brake. Therefore, the regenerative braking control performance can be significantly affected by the structure of mechanical braking system and the brake blending control strategy. By-wire brake system, which mechanically decouples the brake pedal from the hydraulic brake circuits, can make the braking force modulation more flexible. Moreover, its inherent characteristic of ‘pedal-decouple’ makes it well suited for the implementation in the cooperative regenerative braking control of electrified vehicles. With the aims of regeneration efficiency and braking performance, a regenerative braking control algorithm for electrified vehicles equipped with a brake-by-wire system is researched in this paper.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Quan Zhou, Gangfeng Tan, Xuexun Guo, Zhigang Fang, Bian Gong
Abstract Focusing the vehicle riding safety and global environmental problems, plenty of solutions on vehicle braking systems appeals during the recent period. Criteria and standards set up for commercial vehicles which should have equipped assisted braking systems were established by amounts of governments. Since eddy current retarders plays an important role in the area of assisted braking system, this article presents an energy-recuperation retarder, which is parallel connected with the driveline through a planet gear system. This paper offers a particular Energy-Recuperation Eddy Current Retarder (ERECR) system with a pedal control system and its characteristics is presented, either. Initially, the constitution of the energy-recuperation eddy current retarder system is established whereas the working principle of the energy-recuperation eddy current retarder is presented by modeling the system and simulation. According to the characteristics presented by simulation, the newly designed mechanical control system is established, and the characteristics of it is analysis.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Yoshiharu Inaguma, Naohito Yoshida
Abstract This article describes the friction torque caused by pushing vanes on a cam contour and its influence on a variation of pump driving torque in a balanced vane pump. In the vane pump, the friction torque of the vane is significant to discuss a variation in the driving torque as well as an improvement in the mechanical efficiency. In this work, the influence of the thickness of a vane and the number of vanes on the friction torque of the vane and their additional effect on the variation in the pump driving torque are theoretically and experimentally investigated. The friction torque of the vane occupies a large part of the total friction torque in the vane pump and strongly depends on the number of vanes existing in a suction area as well as the thickness of the vane. The variation in the pump driving torque is composed of the variation of the ideal torque and that of the friction torque of the vane. The former is determined by vane arrangement in the suction area, and the latter is caused by a change in the number of vanes in the suction area.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Yao Fu, Yulong Lei, Ke Liu, Yuanxia Zhang, Huabing Zeng
Abstract In a traditional shift control strategy, the gear range is selected based on the throttle opening and the vehicle speed. The disadvantage of two-parameter based system is that the shift map is lack of adaptability in certain special conditions. The driving environment and the true intentions of the drivers are not fully taken into account by the shift control system. Therefore, improving the feasibility of the shift control strategy for the true intentions of the driver and driving environment is of great significance. Under braking conditions, Automatic transmission shift map with two parameters is unable to use engine braking effectively, which affects the drivability and safety of vehicles greatly. This paper presents a newly developed shift control strategy under braking conditions. First of all, the necessity of engine braking was analyzed. Then, this paper proposed a shift control strategy based on fuzzy inference of braking duration, load, braking deceleration and the vehicle speed.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Jiageng Ruan, Paul Walker
Abstract Regenerative braking energy recovery bears significance in extending the driving mileage of electric vehicles (EVs) while fulfilling real-time braking demands. Braking energy strategy plays a significant role in improving the regenerative braking performance and ensuring braking safety. This paper presents a regenerative braking energy recovery strategy for an example EV with a two-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). The two-speed DCT, with simple structure, can effectively extend the active vehicle speed-range for regenerative braking. Meanwhile, a shifting strategy is proposed for the DCT, working with the presented braking energy recovery strategy, to optimize the brake force distribution between front and rear wheels, motor and friction brake force. The EVs' model with the proposed regenerative braking strategy and the optimal shifting schedule was established and implemented in Matlab/Simulink. A testing rig based on an example EV was then set up in our laboratory to experimentally validate the proposed strategy.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Massimiliana Carello, Andrea Giancarlo Airale, Alessandro Ferraris
Abstract The use of composite materials is very important in automotive field to meet the European emission and consumption standards set for 2020. The most important challenge is to apply composite materials in structural applications not only in racing vehicles or supercars, but also in mass-production vehicles. In this paper is presented a real case study, that is the suspension wishbone arm (with convergence tie and pull-rod system) of the XAM 2.0 urban vehicle prototype, that it has the particular characteristics that the front and rear, and left and right suspension system has the same geometry. The starting point has been an existing solution made in aluminum to manufacture a composite one. The first step was the development of a dynamic model of the vehicle to understand the suspension loads and to define the suspension weight and stiffness target with respect to the solution made on aluminum, because it was necessary to understand the tensil strain on the component to simplify and optimize the geometry.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Massimiliano Gobbi, Giampiero Mastinu, Giorgio Previati, Mario Pennati
The measurement of the contact forces between road and tires is of fundamental importance while designing road vehicles. In this paper, the design and the employment of measuring wheels for trucks and heavy vehicles is presented. The measuring wheels have been optimized in order to obtain high stiffness and the approximately the same mass of the wheels normally employed. The proposed multicomponent measuring wheels are high- accuracy instruments for measuring the dynamic loads during handling and durability testing. The measuring wheels can replace the wheels of the truck under normal operation. Such family of wheels plays a major role in modern road vehicles development. The measuring wheel concept design is based on a patented three-spoke structure connected to the wheel rim. The spokes are instrumented by means of strain gauges and the measuring wheel is able to measure the three forces and the three moments acting at the interface between the tire and the road. It uses an inboard digital system for wireless data transmission.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Ankang Jin, Weiguo Zhang, Shihu Wang, Yu Yang, Yunqing Zhang
The suspension system of a heavy truck's driver seat plays an important role to reduce the vibrations transmitted to the seat occupant from the cab floor. Air-spring is widely used in the seat suspension system, for the reason that its spring rate is variable and it can make the seat suspension system keep constant ‘tuned’ frequency compared to the conventional coil spring. In this paper, vibration differential equation of air-spring system with auxiliary volume is derived, according to the theory of thermodynamic, hydrodynamics. The deformation-load static characteristic curves of air-spring is obtained, by using a numerical solution method. Then, the ADAMS model of the heavy truck's driver seat suspension system is built up, based on the structure of the seat and parameters of the air-spring and the shock-absorber. At last, the model is validated by comparing the simulation results and the test results, considering the seat acceleration PSD and RMS value.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Xinxin Shao
Abstract In this paper, a passive anti-pitch anti-roll hydraulically interconnected suspension is proposed for compromising the control between the pitch and roll mode of the sprung mass. It has the advantage in improving the directional stability and handling quality of vehicles during steering and braking manoeuvres. Frequency domain analysis of a 7-DOF full-car model with the proposed system is presented. The modeling of mechanical subsystem is established based on the Newton's second law. Then the mechanical-hydraulic system boundary conditions are developed by incorporating the hydraulic strut forces into the mechanical subsystem as externally applied forces. The hydraulic subsystem is modelled by using the impedance method, and each circuit are determined by the transfer matrix method. And then the modal analysis method is employed to perform the vibration analysis between the vehicle with the conventional suspension and the proposed HIS. Comparison analysis focuses on natural frequencies and modal shapes with identified eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Dongmei Wu, Haitao Ding, Konghui Guo, Zhiqiang Wang
Abstract Pressure following control is the basic function of Electro-Hydraulic Braking system (EHB), which is also the key technology of stability control system and regenerative braking system for hybrid and electric vehicles. Experimental research is an important method for the control and application of EHB. This paper describes a method to test and control the EHB system through experiment on the Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test bench and wheel motor electric vehicle. First, the HIL test bench was established, in which the EHB was tested, including the characteristics of solenoid valves and motor. Then the wheel cylinder pressure was controlled to follow the specific signal input and the master cylinder pressure. Based on this, EHB and the pressure following control method were applied to the wheel motor electric vehicle. The results show that the braking pressure can follow the driver's braking intention to realize the conventional braking function of electric vehicles. This is the basis of stability control system and regenerative braking system for hybrid and electric vehicles.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Andrew Hall, John McPhee
Abstract Physical rig testing of a vehicle is often undertaken to obtain experimental data that can be used to ensure a mathematical model is an accurate representation of the vehicle under study. Kinematics and Compliance (K&C) testing is often used for this purpose. The relationship between the hard point locations and compliance parameters, and K&C characteristics of a suspension system is complex, and so automating the process to correlate the model to the test data can make the exercise easier, faster and more accurate than hand tuning the model. In this work, such a process is developed. First, the model parameters are adjusted, next a simulation is run, before the results are read and post processed. This automation processed is used in conjunction with an optimization procedure to carry out the K&C correlation. MATLAB scripts are created to modify the model parameters, run simulations and read the results so that MATLAB optimization algorithms can be used to identify the most appropriate suspension parameter values.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Haizhen Liu, Weiwen Deng, Changfu Zong, Jian Wu
Abstract This paper first presents an algorithm to detect tire blowout based on wheel speed sensor signals, which either reduces the cost for a TPMS or provides a backup in case it fails, and a tire blowout model considering different tire pressure is also built based on the UniTire model. The vehicle dynamic model uses commercial software CarSim. After detecting tire blowout, the active braking control, based on a 2DOF reference model, determines an optimal correcting yaw moment and the braking forces that slow down and stop the vehicle, based on a linear quadratic regulator. Then the braking force commands are further translated into target pressure command for each wheel cylinder to ensure the target braking forces are generated. Some simulations are conducted to verify the active control strategy. From the simulation results, it is shown that this active brake control strategy can not only ensure the flat tire vehicle stability, but also slow down the vehicle with a safe speed and for a shorter distance.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Shahyar Taheri, Corina Sandu, Saied Taheri
Studying the kinetic and kinematics of the rim-tire combination is very important in full vehicle simulations, as well as for the tire design process. Tire maneuvers are either quasi-static, such as steady-state rolling, or dynamic, such as traction and braking. The rolling of the tire over obstacles and potholes and, more generally, over uneven roads are other examples of tire dynamic maneuvers. In the latter case, tire dynamic models are used for durability assessment of the vehicle chassis, and should be studied using high fidelity simulation models. In this study, a three-dimensional finite element model (FEM) has been developed using the commercial software package ABAQUS. The purpose of this study is to investigate the tire dynamic behavior in multiple case studies in which the transient characteristics are highly involved. The process of running dynamic FE tire simulations starts by statically inflating and loading the tire using an implicit method with refined mesh in the contact patch.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Daryl R. Poirier, Ravindra Patil, Robert Geisler, Joseph Schudt
Abstract The automotive industry is under great pressure to reduce vehicle mass for both cost and fuel economy gains. A significant contributor to body and suspension structure mass is peak vertical loads, primarily entering the body structure through the jounce bumper to body interface. This paper focuses on the successful development of “Loads Management Striker Caps” for the 2013 Cadillac ATS front and rear suspension. Component design and development of the striker caps was executed using explicit finite element analysis tools. Multi-body dynamics vehicle models were used to set component requirements and confirm striker cap performance for the vehicle during peak vertical events. The “Loads Management Striker Caps” ultimately reduced peak strut/shock tower loads by 40% in the front suspension and 25% in the rear suspension. This resulted in significant body and chassis mass savings, contributing to the Cadillac ATS's class leading curb weight.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Romeo Sephyrin Fono-Tamo
Abstract The development of a non-asbestos automotive brake pad using palm kernel shell (PKS) as friction filler material is presented. This was with a view to exploiting the characteristics of PKS, which are otherwise largely deposited as waste from palm oil production, to make substitution for asbestos which has been found to be carcinogenic. Two sets of brake pads with identical ingredients but using either PKS or asbestos as base material were produced, following standard procedures employed by a commercial brake pad manufacturer. The physical, thermal, mechanical and the wear characteristics of the PKS-based brake pads were evaluated, compared with the values for the asbestos-based brake pads, and weighted against established recommendations for friction materials for road vehicle brake pads. The PKS based brake pad was characterized by 32.34 Brinell hardness number; 0.62%, swell and growth; 3375 N/s, bonding to back plate, and phase change at 689.5°C. The coefficient of friction of the experimental brake pad on cast iron was 0.43; whilst, wear rate was 9.17 E-5 g/min and exhibiting a third order polynomial with run-in time.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Edoardo Sabbioni, Federico Cheli, Matteo Riva, Andrea Zorzutti
Abstract For passenger cars, individual tyre model parameters, used in vehicle models able to simulate vehicle handling behavior, are traditionally derived from expensive component indoor laboratory tests as a result of an identification procedure minimizing the error with respect to force and slip measurements. Indoor experiments on agricultural tyres are instead more challenging and thus generally not performed due to tyre size and applied forces. However, the knowledge of their handling characteristics is becoming more and more important since in the next few years, all agricultural vehicles are expected to run on ordinary asphalt roads at a speed of 80km/h. The present paper presents a methodology to identify agricultural tyres' handling characteristics based only on the measurements carried out on board vehicle (vehicle sideslip angle, yaw rate, lateral acceleration, speed and steer angle) during standard handling maneuvers (step-steers, J-turns, etc.), instead than during indoor tests.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Barys Shyrokau, Dzmitry Savitski, Danwei Wang
Abstract Nowadays there is a tendency to implement various active vehicle subsystems in a modern vehicle to improve its stability of motion, handling, comfort and other operation characteristics. Since each vehicle subsystem has own limits to generate supporting demand, their potential impact on vehicle dynamics should be analyzed for steady-state and transient vehicle behavior. Moreover, the additional research issue is the assessment of total energy consumption and energy losses, because a stand-alone operation of each vehicle subsystem will provide different impact on vehicle dynamics and they have own energy demands. The vehicle configuration includes (i) friction brake system, (ii) individual-wheel drive electric motors, (iii) wheel steer actuators, (iv) camber angle actuators, (v) dynamic tire pressure system and (vi) actuators generating additional normal forces through external spring, damping and stabilizer forces. A passenger car is investigated using commercial software. The actuator models are defined using experimental test results and technical literature information.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Mina Kaldas, Kemal Caliskan, Roman Henze, Ferit Küçükay
Abstract New developments in road profile measurement systems and in semi-active damper technology promote the application of preview control strategies to vehicle suspension systems. This paper details a new semi-active suspension control approach in which a rule-optimized Fuzzy Logic controller is enhanced through preview capability. The proposed approach utilizes an optimization process for obtaining the optimum membership functions and the optimum rule-base of the preview enhanced Fuzzy Logic controller. The preview enhanced Fuzzy Logic controller uses the feedforward road input information and the feedback vehicle state information as the controller inputs. An eleven degree of freedom full vehicle model, which is validated through laboratory tests performed on a hydraulic four-poster shaker, is used for the controller synthesis. The cost function including both ride comfort and road holding performance of the full vehicle is minimized through a discrete optimization process utilizing Genetic Algorithm (GA).
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Guangzhong Xu, Nong Zhang
This paper presents the modeling and characteristic analysis of roll-plane and pitch-plane combined Hydraulically Interconnected Suspension (HIS) system. Vehicle dynamic analysis is carried out with four different configurations for comparison. They are: 1) vehicle with spring-damper only, 2) vehicle with roll-plane HIS, 3) vehicle with pitch-plane HIS and 4) vehicle with roll and pitch combined HIS. The modal analysis shows the unique modes-decoupling property of HIS system. The roll-plane HIS increases roll stiffness only without affecting other modes, and similarly pitch-plane HIS increases the pitch stiffness only with minimum influence on other modes. When roll and pitch plane HIS are integrated, the vehicle ride comfort and handling stability can be improved simultaneously without compromise. A detailed analysis and discussion of the results are provided to conclude the paper.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Yuhang Chen, Yunfeng Ji, Konghui Guo
Abstract In this paper, a sliding mode observer for estimating vehicle slip angle and tire forces is developed. Firstly, the sliding mode observer design approach is presented. A system damping is included in the sliding mode observer to speed the observer convergence and to decrease the observer chattering. Secondly, the sliding mode observer for vehicle states is developed based on a 7 DOF embedded vehicle model with a nonlinear tire model ‘UniTire’. In addition, since the tire lateral stiffness is sensitive to the vertical load, the load transfers are considered in the embedded model with a set of algebraic equations. Finally, a simulation evaluation of the proposed sliding mode observer is conducted on a validated 14 DOF vehicle model. The simulation results show the model outputs closely match the estimations by the proposed sliding mode observer.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Walid Oraby, Mahmoud Atef Aly, Samir El-demerdash, M. El-Nashar
Abstract Integral Control strategy for vehicle chassis systems had been of great interest for vehicle designers in the last decade. This paper represents the interaction of longitudinal control and lateral control. In other words the traction control system and handling control system. Definitely, tire properties are playing a vital role in such interaction as it is responsible for the generated forces in both directions. A seven degrees of freedom half vehicle model is derived and used to investigate this interaction. The vehicle body is represented as a rigid body with three degrees of freedom, lateral and longitudinal, and yaw motions. The other four degrees are the two rotation motion of the front wheel and the rear wheel. This two motions for each wheel are spin motion and the steering motion. The traction controller is designed to modulate engine torque through adjusting the throttle angle of the engine upon utilized adhesion condition at the driving road wheels. The active four steering (4WS) control system is designed to enhance vehicle lateral dynamics through controlling rear steer angle.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Diana Hernandez-Alcantara, Luis Amezquita-Brooks, Ruben Morales-Menendez
Abstract Semi-active suspension systems aim to improve the vehicle safety and comfort. For these systems control laws are required to achieve the desired performance improvements. On the other hand, the instrumentation of the vehicle suspension typically consists only in accelerometers, which are used to measure the vertical accelerations. However, velocities and/or displacements are required to implement the most common control algorithms for semi-active suspension systems. For instance, Skyhook and Groundhook controllers require the knowledge of the suspension vertical velocities. In this article several vertical velocities estimation approaches are studied and compared. In practical applications, it is common to use simple integrators to estimate these variables; nonetheless, it is well known that integrator-based estimations present errors due to drift. In applications where high performance is required, a better estimation of the state variables of the suspension system is essential.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Axel Gallrein, Manfred Baecker, Michael Burger, Andrey Gizatullin
Abstract In the last two years, Fraunhofer has developed an advanced tire model which is real-time capable. This tire model is designed for ride comfort and durability applications for passenger cars and trucks, as well as for agricultural and construction machines. The model has a flexible belt structure with typically about 150 degrees of freedom and a brush contact formulation. To obtain sufficient computational efficiency and performance for real time, a dedicated numerical implicit time-integration scheme has been developed. Additionally, specific coordinate frames were chosen to efficiently calculate and use the needed Jacobian matrices. Independently from this, Fraunhofer ITWM has developed and installed the new driving simulator RODOS (RObot based Driving and Operation Simulator), which is based on the industrial robot KUKA KR1000. The main application area of this driving simulator are interactive human-in-the-loop simulations with agricultural and construction machines, but also with trucks and passenger cars.
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