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2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0443
Han Zhang, Gang Li, Yu Wang, Yuchuan Gu, Xiang Wang, Xuexun Guo
Abstract A vehicular hydraulic electrical energy regenerative semi-active suspension(HEERSS) was presented, and its working principle and performance were analyzed. Firstly, configuration and working principle of the HEERSS were described; Secondly, kinetic equation of HEERSS was deduced, and a skyhook controller was designed for HEERSS. The traditional skyhook control strategy should be changed for the characteristic of HEERSS, because the damping force during extension stroke could be controlled, but not in compression stroke. Thirdly, the performance of HEERSS was compared with passive suspension(PS), traditional semi-active suspension(TSS). The simulation results indicated that the performance of HEERSS would be compromise between TSS and PS, but the HEERSS could harvest vibration energy which was advanced than TSS and PS.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0442
Xing Xu, Zou Nannan
Interconnected air suspension system can change a vehicle’s operation characteristics by exchanging gas between air springs. In this paper, we analyze the structure and working principle of interconnected air suspension based on thermodynamics and vehicle dynamics. Then air suspension’s mathematical model including interconnected characteristics is established to study gas exchange principle of air suspension system. Interconnected pipeline parameters and excitation phase differences’ influence on characteristics of air suspension system in whole vehicle are calculated and analyzed. Simulation results show that the stiffness of air suspension is reduced when air springs of the suspension system are interconnected, as well as it decreases gradually with the increase of interconnected pipeline diameter; the stiffness of air springs is minimum if the excitation phase difference between both sides of air springs is 180 degrees.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0445
Brian Paul Wiegand
Abstract Evaluation of the performance potential of an automotive conceptual design requires some initial quantitative estimate of numerous relevant parameters. Such parameters include the vehicle mass properties, frontal and plan areas, aero drag and lift coefficients, available horsepower and torque, and various tire characteristics such as the rolling resistance coefficient(s)… A number of rolling resistance models have been advanced since Robert William Thomson first patented the pneumatic rubber tire in 1845, most of them developed in the twentieth century. Most early models only crudely approximate tire rolling resistance behavior over a limited range of operation, while the latest models overcome those limitations but often at the expense of extreme complexity requiring significant computer resources.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-0444
Kemal Çalışkan, Mina M.S. Kaldas, Roman Henze, Ferit Küçükay
Abstract This paper presents a performance analysis study for the Rule-Optimized controller of a semi-active suspension system. The Rule-Optimized controller is based on a Fuzzy Logic control scheme which offers new opportunities in the improvement of vehicle ride performance. An eleven degree of freedom full vehicle ride dynamics model is developed and validated through laboratory tests performed on a hydraulic four-poster shaker. An optimization process is applied to obtain the optimum Fuzzy Logic membership functions and the optimum rule-base of the semi-active suspension controller. The global optima of the cost function which considers the ride comfort and road holding performance of the full vehicle is determined through discrete optimization with Genetic Algorithm (GA).
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-0426
Francisco C. Cione, Armando Souza, Luiz Martinez, Jesualdo Rossi, Evandro Giuseppe Betini, Fabio Rola, Marco A. Colosio
Abstract Studying the formation and distribution of residual stress fields will improve the wheel safety operational criteria among other gains. Many engineering specifications, manufacturing procedures, inspection and quality control have begun to require that the residual stress of a particular component to be evaluated. It is known that these residual stress fields could be added to the effects of a system load (tare weight plus occupation of vehicle, traction, braking and torque combined). The mathematical tools for modeling and simulations using finite elements had evolved following the increasing computing power and hardware cost reduction. On the other hand, the experimental testing, offers specific physical component behavior and with the use of statistical tools, it is possible to predict the real behavior of the component when in operation. The experiments undertaken used the X-ray diffraction technique and the drilling method with rosette type strain gages.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0429
Paul Augustine, Timothy Hunter, Nathan Sievers, Xiaoru Guo
Abstract The performance of a structural design significantly depends upon the assumptions made on input load. In order to estimate the input load, during the design and development stage of the suspension assembly of a BAJA car, designers and analysts invest immense amount of time and effort to formulate the mathematical model of the design. These theoretical formulations may include idealization errors which can affect the performance of the car as a final product. Due to the errors associated with the assumption of design load, several components might have more weight or may have less strength than needed. This discrepancy between the assumed input load (lab or theoretical studies) and the actual load from the environment can be eliminated by performing a real life testing process using load recovery methodology. Commercial load cells exist in industry to give engineers insight to understanding the complex real world loading of their structures.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0428
Ruochen Wang, Renkai Ding, Qing Ye
Abstract For coordinating the ride comfort and driving safety, the “inerter-spring-damper” (ISD) system is proposed in this paper, and the “spring-adjustable damper” is adapted to connect with ISD in series, then, a new type of semi-active suspension system is established. In order to verify the system rationality, the ISD semi-active suspension model and robust controller model are established respectively in the AMESim and MATLAB/Simulink environment, which is based on two degrees of freedom suspension model. Then, the co-simulation of ISD semi-active suspension with robust control is analyzed. Compared with the conventional ISD suspension, the results show that, the ISD semi-active suspension with robust control can significantly reduce the body vertical vibration, restrain tire resonance and enhance the tire grounding, that is, this system can coordinate the conflicts between vehicle ride comfort and driving safety.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0431
Guangqiang Wu, Huwei Wu, Xiang Chen
Abstract The nonlinear characteristics impact of multi-staged stiffness clutch damper on the vehicle creeping is investigated by using the lumped-parameter modeling method as a certain mass-production passenger sedan is taken as the research subject. Firstly, a quasi-transient engine model of an inline four-cylinder and four-stroke engine, based on measured data of cylinder gas pressure versus crankshaft angle, is derived. Effective output torque is acquired and as the input excitation to the driveline system. Secondly, a 12-DOF (Degree of Freedom) nonlinear and branched powertrain system and vehicle longitudinal dynamics model is established. The differential mechanism characteristics and dynamic tire property based on the LuGre tire model are considered. Then, for a traditional two-staged stiffness clutch damper in consideration of hysteresis characteristics, vehicle powertrain system responses in both the time and frequency domain are obtained.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0430
Joel Metz, Xin Zhang, Xiao Yu
The Front Lower Control Arm (FLCA) is a key part of the automotive suspension for performance and safety. Many FLCA designs attach to the front sub-frame using rubber handling and riding bushings, which determine the vehicle dynamics and comfort. In this paper, a design for a ride bushing using a metal pin structure is discussed. The inner portion of the ride bushing is a hollow metal collar with a layer of rubber, and the FLCA pin structure is pressed into the rubber. For safety requirements, the bushings must meet a pin push-in and push-out force requirement. During the development of the bushing design, different test groups conducted tests to determine if manufactured parts meet the push-out force specification. Each group tested at a different load rate and generated different maximum push out force values. The push-in/out speed was found to have a strong influence on the generated maximum load.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-0433
Tao Sun, Eungkil Lee, Yuping He
Abstract This paper presents nonlinear bifurcation stability analysis of articulated vehicles with active trailer differential braking (ATDB) systems. ATDB systems have been proposed to improve stability of articulated vehicle systems to prevent unstable motion modes, e.g., jack-knifing, trailer sway and rollover. Generally, behaviors of a nonlinear dynamic system may change with varying parameters; a stable equilibrium can become unstable and a periodic oscillation may occur or a new equilibrium may appear making the previous equilibrium unstable once the parameters vary. The value of a parameter, at which these changes occur, is known as “bifurcation value” and the parameter is known as the “bifurcation parameter”. Conventionally, nonlinear bifurcation analysis approach is applied to examine the nonlinear dynamic characteristics of single-unit vehicles, e.g., cars, trucks, etc.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0474
Shukai Yang, Bingwu Lu, Zuokui Sun, Yingjie Liu, Hangsheng Hou
Abstract A low frequency vibration issue around 3.2 Hz occurs during a commercial heavy truck program development process, and it is linked to extremely uncomfortable driving and riding experiences. This work focuses on an analytical effort to resolve the issue by first building a full vehicle MBS (multi-body-system) model, and then carrying out vibration response analyses. The model validation is performed by using full vehicle testing in terms of structural modes and frequency response characteristics. In order to resolve the issue which is excited by tire non-uniformity, the influence of the cab suspension, frame modes, front leaf spring system and rear tandem suspension is analyzed. The root cause of the issue is found to be the poor isolation of the rear tandem suspension system. The analytical optimization effort establishes the resolution measure for the issue.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0471
Jian Zhao, Jun Huang, Bing Zhu, Jingwei Shan
In the past decades, the stability of vehicles has been improved significantly by use of variety of chassis control systems such as Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electric Stability Program (ESP) and Active Front Steering (AFS). Recently, in order to further improve the performance of vehicles, more and more researches are focused on the integration control of multiple degrees of freedom of vehicle dynamic. However, in order to control multiple degrees of freedom simultaneously, the nonlinear problems caused by the coupling between different degrees of freedom have to be solved, which is always a difficult task. In this paper, a three-degrees-of-freedom single track vehicle model, in which some nonlinear terms are considered, is built firstly. Then, the nonlinear model is processed by the fuzzy technique and the T-S fuzzy model is designed.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0470
Wei Chen, Zhe Sun, Jun Zheng, Liang Pan, Xurong Yi
Abstract This paper presents the relationship between suspension and steering systems and wheels, and proposes the vehicle dynamics modeling method. A vehicle dynamics model combined with the suspension K&C test data of a concrete vehicle was built based on the method. The simulation results show that the method is correct and feasible, and the dynamics model performed characteristics of the suspension and steering systems with high precision can be used for the followup simulation and optimization.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0469
Hyunkoo Kang, Wooyong Jung, Choon Lee
Abstract This paper presents payload estimation based on experimental friction coefficients identification. To estimate exact payload mass, dynamic mathematical model such as actuator dynamics and front linkage dynamics is derived by using Newton-Euler method. From the dynamic equation, nonlinear terms are analyzed and transformed. And a friction model is derived from the experiments with various conditions which have three states; boom joint angle, head and rod chamber pressures. It can identify friction coefficients and compensate friction forces. In addition, the accuracy of payload estimation system is verified through the field test.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0464
Lingyang Li, Wei Wu, Ji Chen, Jianpeng Shi, Xicheng Wang, Liuhua Qian
Abstract In order to expand the product design and development capabilities of Electric Power Steering (EPS) system, a passenger car’s simulation model integrated with EPS system model will be made. Some analytical investigation is conducted in this paper. Through simplifying the architecture model of EPS system, the mathematical equation expressions of steering wheel and column, worm gear reducer, rack and pinion, steer-wheels, brushed DC electrical motor, and ECU assistance and compensation laws will be described. A number of tests on the EPS full system and subsystems and components will be executed. The tests’ results will be used as the input parameters of the model, and then be used for model validations. After that, the EPS system model will be created. Since the most important part of control logic strategy is the top secret of steering assembly supplier and it could’t be provided to OEM in details or not even a black-box model directly.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0463
Juan Sierra, Camilo Cruz, Luis Munoz, Santiago Avila, Elkin Espitia, Jaime Rodriguez
Abstract Brake systems are strongly related with safety of vehicles. Therefore a reliable design of the brake system is critical as vehicles operate in a wide range of environmental conditions, fulfilling different security requirements. Particularly, countries with mountainous geography expose vehicles to aggressive variations in altitude and road grade. These variations affect the performance of the brake system. In order to study how these changes affect the brake system, two approaches were considered. The first approach was centered on the development of an analytical model for the longitudinal dynamics of the vehicle during braking maneuvers. This model was developed at system-level, considering the whole vehicle. This allowed the understanding of the relation between the braking force and the altitude and road grade, for different fixed deceleration requirement scenarios. The second approach was focused on the characterization of the vacuum servo operation.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0518
Choonsoo Han
Abstract Thermoplastic polyester elastomer (TPEE) has the properties of both rubber and engineering plastic. The most important characteristics of this material are its high elasticity and rigidity. So, those properties are enable to high durability against fatigue and large deformation cycles. In this study, the rebound bumper of suspension system in vehicle, using thermoplastic polyester elastomer was conducted. The plastic elastomer rebound bumper allows cost reduction and light weight on by integrating several components, such as coil spring, spring guides, blocker, stop rubber etc. In order to satisfy several component requirements such as specific compression set and Load-Displacement curve etc, we evaluated the performance change according to the design and material of the component. This study shows that how to modify the design of the rebound bumper to meet the requirments, and to choose the optimum material through the verification comparing several materials.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0508
Hyung Seok KIM
Abstract This study provides a tire puncture sealant including NR latex and acrylic emersion, which has a reduced viscosity at -40°C, and is also excellent storage stability at -40°C to 70°C, initial sealing performance. Also, this study provides device for sealing inflatable objects. 'One- Piece Tire Repair Kit' can reduce weight and operation steps.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0507
Kazunori Miyake, Tomoya Nishida, Takanori Kurokawa, Hirokazu Arai
Abstract Sliding intermediate shaft of Electric Power Steering (EPS) system is used for torque transmission from steering wheel or motor and buffering reverse input from tire. Polyamide coating material with good sliding properties is treated in the sliding types of intermediate shaft. Conventionally, sliding types of intermediate shaft with polyamide coating have been used in vehicle interior. On the other hand, extension of applied area to engine room is needed. However, in high temperature conditions, there is concerns about increase of friction coefficient and wear volume of polyamide by deterioration of sliding properties of polyamide. Therefore, improvement of sliding properties of polyamide in high temperature is necessary. In this research, we examined sliding properties of polyamide blended with metal stearate in high-temperature to use polyamide in high temperature compared to conventional environment. As resin material, we used polyamide 610 blended with metal stearates.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-0387
Yunkai Gao, Jingpeng Han, Jianguang Fang, Shihui Wang
Abstract A compiled method of the programmed load spectrum, which can simplify and accelerate the fatigue bench test of a car body, is proposed and its effectiveness is checked by the fatigue simulation. By using the multi-body dynamics model with a satisfactory accuracy, the virtual iteration is applied to cascade body loads from the wheel hubs. Based on the rain-flow counting method and statistics theory, the distributions of the body loads are analyzed, and then the programmed load spectrum is compiled and simplified. Through comparative study, the simulation results of random and programmed load spectrum are found to agree well with each other in terms of the damage distribution and fatigue life, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the presented method.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0408
Sagar Polisetti, Siddesh Gowda, Nitin Kumar Khanna, Manjul Jyoti
Abstract Suspension system is one of the most important systems in an automobile and the failure in the sub systems or parts would prove catastrophic. A semi-trailing arm (STA) suspension is an independent rear suspension system for automobiles where each wheel hub is located only by a large, roughly triangular arm that pivots at two points onto the chassis or the body. STA usually is subjected to three directional loads viz. vertical, longitudinal and lateral in service. The conventional methodology of validating the system is by applying multi-axial loads or by road load simulation consuming significant amount of time. In this paper an attempt is being made to validate the damper mounting pins by reproducing the damper loads locally instead of validating the entire system. STA was strain gauged at the critical locations and was mounted onto the vehicle.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-1175
Ran Bao, Richard Stobart
Abstract A control strategy has been designed for a city bus equipped with a pneumatic hybrid propulsion system. The control system design is based on the precise management of energy flows during both energy storage and regeneration. Energy recovered from the braking process is stored in the form of compressed air that is redeployed for engine start and to supplement the engine air supply during vehicle acceleration. Operation modes are changed dynamically and the energy distribution is controlled to realize three principal functions: Stop-Start, Boost and Regenerative Braking. A forward facing simulation model facilitates an analysis of the vehicle dynamic performance, engine transient response, fuel economy and energy usage.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-1670
Qian Wang, Beshah Ayalew, Amandeep Singh
Abstract This paper outlines a real-time hierarchical control allocation algorithm for multi-axle land vehicles with independent hub motor wheel drives. At the top level, the driver’s input such as pedal position or steering wheel position are interpreted into desired global state responses based on a reference model. Then, a locally linearized rigid body model is used to design a linear quadratic regulator that generates the desired global control efforts, i.e., the total tire forces and moments required track the desired state responses. At the lower level, an optimal control allocation algorithm coordinates the motor torques in such a manner that the forces generated at tire-road contacts produce the desired global control efforts under some physical constraints of the actuation and the tire/wheel dynamics. The performance of the proposed control system design is verified via simulation analysis of a 3-axle heavy vehicle with independent hub-motor drives.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-1669
Chen Lv, Junzhi Zhang, Yutong Li, Bolin Zhao, Ye Yuan
Abstract Thanks to the actuation flexibility of their systems, electric vehicles with individual powertrains, including in-wheel and on-board motors, are a very popular research topic amongst various types of electrified powertrain architectures. The introduction of the individual electric powertrain provides great capacity for improvement of the vehicle’s energy efficiency and control performance. However, it also poses tremendous challenges concerning vehicle safety, due to the complex system dynamics and cooperation mechanisms between multiactuators. For an electric vehicle with independently controlled motors, because of design and manufacturing factors, the steady-state error of each motor output torque, and the flexibilities and nonlinear backlash of left and right drivetrains, can be different. This results in asymmetrical output characteristics of electric powertrain systems on the same axle.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-1678
Etsuo Katsuyama, Ayana Omae
Abstract Vehicles equipped with in-wheel motors (IWMs) are capable of independent control of the driving force at each wheel. These vehicles can also control the motion of the sprung mass by driving force distribution using the suspension reaction force generated by IWM drive. However, one disadvantage of IWMs is an increase in unsprung mass. This has the effect of increasing vibrations in the 4 to 8 Hz range, which is reported to be uncomfortable to vehicle occupants, thereby reducing ride comfort. This research aimed to improve ride comfort through driving force control. Skyhook damper control is a typical ride comfort control method. Although this control is generally capable of reducing vibration around the resonance frequency of the sprung mass, it also has the trade-off effect of worsening vibration in the targeted mid-frequency 4 to 8 Hz range. This research aimed to improve mid-frequency vibration by identifying the cause of this adverse effect through the equations of motion.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1301
Shishuo Sun, David W. Herrin, John Baker
Abstract One of the more useful metrics to characterize the high frequency performance of an isolator is insertion loss. Insertion loss is defined as the difference in transmitted vibration in decibels between the non-isolated and isolated cases. Insertion loss takes into account the compliance on the source and receiver sides. Accordingly, it has some advantages over transmissibility especially at higher frequencies. In the current work, the transfer matrix of a spring isolator is determined using finite element simulation. A static analysis is performed first to preload the isolator so that stress stiffening is accounted for. This is followed by modal and forced response analyses to identify the transfer matrix of the isolator. In this paper, the insertion loss of spring isolators is examined as a function of several geometric parameters including the spring diameter, wire diameter, and number of active coils.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-0092
Stijn Kerst, Barys Shyrokau, Edward Holweg
Abstract Active vehicle safety and driving assistance systems can be made more efficient, more robust and less complex if wheel load information would be available. Although this information could be determined via numerous different methods, due to various reasons, no commercially feasible approach has yet been introduced. In this paper the approach of bearing load estimation is topic of interest. Using the bearing for load measurement has considerable advantages making it commercially attractive as: i) it can be performed on a non-rotating part, ii) all wheel loads can be measured and iii) usually the bearing serves the entire lifetime of the vehicle. This paper proposes a novel approach for the determination of wheel loading. This new approach, based on the strain variance on the surface of the bearing outer ring, is tested on a dedicated bearing test setup.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-0091
Hikaru Watanabe, Tsutomu Segawa, Takumi Okuhira, Hiroki Mima, Norishige Hoshikawa
Abstract This paper presents a custom integrated circuit (IC) on which circuit functions necessary for “Active Hydraulic Brake (AHB) system” are integrated, and its key component, “Current-to-Digital Converter” for solenoid current measurement. The AHB system, which realizes a seamless brake feeling for Antilock Brake System (ABS) and Regenerative Brake Cooperative Control of Hybrid Vehicle, and the custom IC are installed in the 4th-generation Prius released in 2015. In the AHB system, as linear solenoid valves are used for hydraulic brake pressure control, high-resolution and high-speed sensing of solenoid current with ripple components due to pulse width modulation (PWM) is one of the key technologies. The proposed current-to-digital converter directly samples the drain-source voltage of the sensing DMOS (double-diffused MOSFET) with an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter (ADC) on the IC, and digitizes it.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-1477
Pamela D'Addario, Ken Iliadis, Gunter Siegmund
Abstract The ability to accurately calculate a snowmobile’s speed based on measured track marks in the snow is important when assessing a snowmobile accident. The characteristics and length of visible snowmobile track marks were documented for 41 locked-track braking tests and 38 rolldown tests using four modern snowmobiles on a groomed/packed snow surface. The documented track mark lengths were used to quantify the uncertainty associated with using track mark length to estimate initial speed. Regression models were developed for both data sets. The regression model of the locked-track tests revealed that using an average deceleration of 0.36g over the length of the locked track mark provides a good estimate of the best-fit line through the data, with the upper and lower 95th percentile prediction interval bounds best represented by using deceleration rates of 0.23g and 0.52g respectively.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-1479
Gray Beauchamp, David Pentecost, Daniel Koch, Nathan Rose
Abstract Tire mark striations are discussed often in the literature pertaining to accident reconstruction. The discussions in the literature contain many consistencies, but also contain disagreements. In this article, the literature is first summarized, and then the differences in the mechanism in which striations are deposited and interpretation of this evidence are explored. In previous work, it was demonstrated that the specific characteristics of tire mark striations offer a glimpse into the steering and driving actions of the driver. An equation was developed that relates longitudinal tire slip (braking) to the angle of tire mark striations [1]. The longitudinal slip equation was derived from the classic equation for tire slip and also geometrically. In this study, the equation for longitudinal slip is re-derived from equations that model tire forces.
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