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2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-0627
Xiaoguang Yang, Oluremi Olatunbosun, Daniel Garcia-Pozuelo, Emmanuel Bolarinwa
Abstract The development of intelligent tire technology from concept to application covers multi-disciplinary fields. During the course of development, the computational method can play a significant role in understanding tire behavior, assisting in the design of the intelligent tire prototype system and in developing tire parameters estimation algorithm, etc. In this paper, a finite element tire model was adopted for developing a strain-based intelligent tire system. The finite element tire model was created considering the tire's composite structure and nonlinear properties of its constituent materials, and the FE model was also validated by physical tests. The FE model is used to study tire strain characteristics by steady state simulation for straight line rolling, traction and braking, as well as cornering. Tire loading conditions were estimated by feature extraction and data fitting.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0619
Chih Feng Lee, Dzmitry Savitski, Chris Manzie, Valentin Ivanov
Abstract Geometric imperfections on brake rotor surface are well-known for causing periodic variations in brake torque during braking. This leads to brake judder, where vibrations are felt in the brake pedal, vehicle floor and/or steering wheel. Existing solutions to address judder often involve multiple phases of component design, extensive testing and improvement of manufacturing procedures, leading to the increase in development cost. To address this issue, active brake torque variation (BTV) compensation has been proposed for an electromechanical brake (EMB). The proposed compensator takes advantage of the EMB's powerful actuator, reasonably rigid transmission unit and high bandwidth tracking performance in achieving judder reduction.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0621
Mina M.S. Kaldas, Kemal Çalışkan, Roman Henze, Ferit Küçükay
Abstract There is an increasing customer demand for adjustable chassis control features which enable adaption of the vehicle comfort and driving characteristics to the customer requirements. One of the most promising vehicle control systems which can be used to change the vehicle characteristics during the drive is the semi-active suspension system. This paper presents a Rule-Optimized Fuzzy Logic controller for semi-active suspension systems which can continuously adjust itself not only according to the road conditions but also to the driver requirements. The proposed controller offers three different control modes (Comfort, Normal and Sport) which can be switched by the driver during driving. The Comfort Mode minimizes the accelerations imposed on the driver and passengers by using a softer damping. On the other hand, the increased damping in Sport Mode provides better road holding capability, which is critical for sporty handling.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0623
Jiaquan Chen, Min Qin, Yongfeng Jiang, Lingge Jin, Yin-Ping Chang
Abstract A twist beam rear suspension system is modeled, analyzed and optimized in this paper. An ADAMS model is established based on the REC (Rigid-Elastic Coupling) Theory, which is verified by FEM (Finite Element Method) approach, the effects of the geometric parameters on the twist beam suspension performance are investigated. In order to increase the calculation efficiency and improve the simulation accuracy, a neural network model and NSGA II (Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm II) are adopted to conduct a multi-objective optimization on a twist beam rear suspension system.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0622
H. Metered, A. Elsawaf, T. Vampola, Z. Sika
Abstract Proportional integral derivative (PID) control technique is the most common control algorithm applied in various engineering applications. Also, particle swarm optimization (PSO) is extensively applied in various optimization problems. This paper introduces an investigation into the use of a PSO algorithm to tune the PID controller for a semi-active vehicle suspension system incorporating magnetorheological (MR) damper to improve the ride comfort and vehicle stability. The proposed suspension system consists of a system controller that determine the desired damping force using a PID controller tuned using PSO, and a continuous state damper controller that estimate the command voltage that is required to track the desired damping force. The PSO technique is applied to solve the nonlinear optimization problem to find the PID controller gains by identifying the optimal problem solution through cooperation and competition among the individuals of a swarm.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0632
Xiang Liu, Jie Zhang, Jingshan Zhao
Abstract Suspension plays an essential role in vehicle's handling stability and riding comfort. This paper discusses a novel suspension that has the capacity to trace a straight line in theory. Therefore it is called rectilinear suspension. So the alignment parameters are invariable during jounce and rebound if the elasticity of suspension components is ignored. According to the structure characteristics of the rectilinear suspension, it is suitable to mount on the rear axle. To evaluate its performance, the dynamics model is established through ADAMS. Moreover, a comparison of the rectilinear suspension with the twin-trapezoidal link suspension is carried out. Further, the K&C test results show that the alignment parameters of the rectilinear suspension are almost invariable compared with MacPherson suspension.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0642
Per Hyldahl, Sebastian Andersen, Sebastian Mikkelsen, Ole Balling
Abstract This study concerns the modeling of the stabilizer bar in a car suspension. This is a crucial and difficult task if its non-linear behavior should be captured correctly. In this study, the modeling of a stabilizer bar is done using beam finite elements based on the absolute nodal coordinate formulation (ANCF). An ANCF beam element is reviewed and its implementation in a multibody dynamics framework is explained. The specific element is chosen since it is assumed to be appropriate for modeling stabilizer bars. To test the feasibility of using the chosen ANCF beam element for modeling stabilizer bars, several numerical studies have been performed. These include eigenfrequency and static analyzes where results obtained using ANCF beam elements are compared with results obtained using other methods.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0643
Dzmitry Savitski, Kristian Hoepping, Valentin Ivanov, Klaus Augsburg
Abstract The presented study demonstrates results of experimental investigations of the anti-lock braking system (ABS) performance under variation of tire inflation pressure. This research is motivated by the fact that the changes in tire inflation pressure during the vehicle operation can distinctly affect peak value of friction coefficient, stiffness and other tire characteristics, which are influencing on the ABS performance. In particular, alteration of tire parameters can cause distortion of the ABS functions resulting in increase of the braking distance. The study is based on experimental tests performed for continuous ABS control algorithm, which was implemented to the full electric vehicle with four individual on-board electric motors. All straight-line braking tests are performed on the low-friction surface where wheels are more tended to lock.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0645
Jian Zhao, Jin Zhang, Bing Zhu
Abstract The longitudinal dynamics control is an essential task of vehicle dynamics control. In present, it is usually applied by adjusting the slip ratio of driving wheels to achieve satisfactory performances both in stability and accelerating ability. In order to improve its performances, the coordination of different subsystems such as engine, transmission and braking system has to be considered. In addition, the proposed algorithms usually adopt the threshold methods based on less road condition information for simpleness and quick response, which cannot achieve optimal performance on various road conditions. In this paper, an integrated longitudinal vehicle dynamics control algorithm with tire/road friction estimation was proposed. First, a road identification algorithm was designed to estimate tire forces of driving wheels and the friction coefficient by the method of Kalman Filter and Recursive Least Squares (RLS).
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0649
Liangyao Yu, Shuhao Huo, WenWei Xuan, Lei Zuo
Abstract Conventional viscous shock absorbers, in parallel with suspension springs, passively dissipate the excitation energy from road irregularity into heat waste, to reduce the transferred vibration which causes the discomfort of passengers. Energy-harvesting shock absorbers, which have the potential of conversion of kinetic energy into electric power, have been proposed as semi-active suspension to achieve better balance between the energy consumption and suspension performance. Because of the high energy density of the rotary shock absorber, a rotational energy-harvesting shock absorber with mechanical motion rectifier (MMR) is used in this paper. This paper presents the assessment of vehicle dynamic performance with the proposed energy-harvesting shock absorber in braking process. Moreover, a PI controller is proposed to attenuate the negative effect due to the pitch motion.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0655
Francesco Calabrese, Manfred Baecker, Carlos Galbally, Axel Gallrein
Abstract Currently used tire models have shown a certain lack of accuracy in some advanced handling applications. This lack of accuracy is believed to be partly due to thermal effects. In reality, the tire rubber temperature is not constant during the normal operating conditions and it's really well known that the tire friction coefficient strongly depends on the temperature level. The temperature generation, propagation and evolution are the result of a dynamic energy equilibrium between phenomena of different natures. Various mechanisms create a non-uniform temperature distribution in various parts of the tire structure: heat is generated in zones with large cyclic deformations due to the energy dissipated from the rubber strains and in the sliding part of the contact patch due to friction. The rubber cools down because the heat energy transferred to the air (internally and externally) and to the asphalt in the stick zone of the contact patch.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0651
Mustafa Ali Arat, Saied Taheri, Edward Holweg
The road profile has been shown to have significant effects on various vehicle conditions including ride, handling, fatigue or even energy efficiency; as a result it has become a variable of interest in the design and control of numerous vehicle parts. In this study, an integrated state estimation algorithm is proposed that can provide continuous information on road elevation and profile variations, primarily to be used in active suspension controls. A novel tire instrumentation technology (smart tire) is adopted together with a sensor couple of wheel attached accelerometer and suspension deflection sensor as observer inputs. The algorithm utilizes an adaptive Kalman filter (AKF) structure that provides the sprung and unsprung mass displacements to a sliding-mode differentiator, which then yields to the estimation of road elevations and the corresponding road profile along with the quarter car states.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0656
Amir Soltani, Francis Assadian
Abstract A new control strategy for wheel slip control, considering the complete dynamics of the electro-hydraulic brake (EHB) system, is developed and experimentally validated in Cranfield University's HiL system. The control system is based on closed loop shaping Youla-parameterization method. The plant model is linearized about the nominal operating point, a Youla parameter is defined for all stabilizing feedback controller and control performance is achieved by employing closed loop shaping technique. The stability and performance of the controller are investigated in frequency and time domain, and verified by experiments using real EHB smart actuator fitted into the HiL system with driver in the loop.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1567
Scott Bradley Zagorski, Tomoya Ushimura, James Post
Abstract In this research, a three degree-of-freedom (DOF) rack-type electric-based power steering (EPS) model is developed. The model is coupled with a three DOF vehicle model and includes EPS maps as well as non-linear attributes such as vibration and friction characteristics of the steering system. The model is simulated using Matlab's Simulink. The vibration levels are quantified using on-vehicle straight-line test data where strain-gauge transducers are placed in the tie-rod ends. Full vehicle kinematic and compliance tests are used to verify the total steering system stiffness levels. Frequency response tests are used to adjust tire cornering stiffness levels as well as the tire dynamic characteristics such that vehicle static gain and yaw natural frequency are achieved. On-center discrete sinusoidal on-vehicle tests are used to further validate the model.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1568
Hyundong Heo, Eunhyek Joa, Kyongsu Yi, Kilsoo Kim
Abstract This paper describes an Integrated Chassis Control (ICC) strategy for improving high speed cornering performance by integration of Electronics Stability Control (ESC), Four Wheel Drive (4WD), and Active Roll Control System (ARS). In this study, an analysis of various chassis modules was conducted to prove the control strategies at the limits of handling. The analysis is focused to maximize the longitudinal velocity for minimum lap time and ensure the vehicle lateral stability in cornering. The proposed Integrated Chassis Control algorithm consists of a supervisor, vehicle motion control algorithms, and a coordinator. The supervisor monitors the vehicle status and determines desired vehicle motions such as a desired yaw rate, longitudinal acceleration and desired roll motion. The target longitudinal acceleration is determined based on the driver's intention and vehicle current state to ensure the vehicle lateral stability in high speed maneuvering.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1565
Qingzhang Chen
A regenerative braking system coordinated controller was developed for a front wheel drive BEV that also includes an ultra-capacitor storage system. This controller integrates the dual-motor regenerative braking with the hydraulic braking and stability control systems. The vehicle braking mode and the distribution of braking torque were determined according to the vehicle braking requirements, vehicle status and energy storage system (battery plus ultra-capacitor) state, and the stability control torque was provided according to the real-time vehicle stability condition. Simulation results show that, compared with a motor unilateral independence control strategy, the integrated coordinated controller improves the vehicle's stability when the vehicle corners while braking.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1566
Youngil Koh, Kyongsu Yi, Kilsoo Kim
Abstract This paper presents a tire slip-angle based speed control race driver model. In developing a chassis control system for enhancement of high-speed driving performance, analysis of the vehicle-driver interaction at limit handling is one of the main research issues. Thus, a driver model which represents driving characteristics in a racing situation is required to develop a chassis control system. Since a race driver drives a vehicle as fast as possible on a given racing line without losing control, the proposed driver model is developed to ensure a lateral stability. In racing situation, one of the reasons which cause the lateral instabilities is an excessive corner-entry speed. The lateral instability in that moment is hard to handle with only a steering control. To guarantee the lateral stability of the vehicle while maximizing a cornering speed, a desired speed is determined to retain a tire slip-angle that maximizes lateral tire forces without front tire saturation.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1580
He Dengbo, Lu Hui, Yu Fan
Abstract The vehicle chassis integrated control system can improve the stability of vehicles under extreme conditions using tire force allocation algorithm, in which, the nonlinearity and uncertainty of tire-road contact condition need to be taken into consideration. Thus, An MPC (Model Predictive Control) controller is designed to obtain the additional steering angle and the additional yaw moment. By using a robust optimal allocation algorithm, the additional yaw moment is allocated to the slip ratios of four wheels. An SMC (Sliding-Mode Control) controller is designed to maintain the desired slip ratio of each wheel. Finally, the control performance is verified in MATLAB-CarSim co-simulation environment with open-loop manoeuvers.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1584
Daniel E. Williams
Abstract The classic two-degree-of-freedom yaw-plane or “bicycle” vehicle model is augmented with two additional states to describe lane-keeping behavior, and further augmented with an additional control input to steer the rear axle. A simple driver model is hypothesized where the driver closes a loop on a projected lateral lane position. A rear axle steer control law is found to be a function of front axle steering input and vehicle speed that exhibits high speed stability and improved low speed maneuverability. The theoretically derived control law bears similarity to practical embodiments allowing a deeper understanding of the functional value of steering a rear axle.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1570
Daniel Vilela, Rubens Pinati, Scott Larsen, Erick Rodrigues, Renato Serrati
Abstract This study presents the comparison of vehicle handling performance results obtained using physical test tire data and a tire model developed by means of Finite Element Method. Real tires have been measured in laboratory to obtain the tire force and moment curves in terms of lateral force and align torque as function of tire slip angle and vertical force. The same tire construction has been modeled with Finite Element Method and explicit formulation to generate the force and moment response curves. Pacejka Magic Formula tire response models were then created to represent these curves from both physical and virtual tires. In the sequence, these tire response models were integrated into a virtual multibody vehicle model developed to assess handling maneuvers.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1594
Johannes Edelmann, Massimiliano Gobbi, Giampiero Mastinu, Manfred Ploechl, Giorgio Previati
Abstract The friction estimation at the tire-ground contact is crucial for the active safety of vehicles. Friction estimation is a key problem of vehicle dynamics and the ultimate solution is still unknown. However the proposed approach, based on a simple idea and on a simple hardware, provides an actual solution. The idea is to compare the tire characteristic at a given friction (nominal characteristic) with the actual characteristic that the tire has while running. The comparison among these two characteristics (the nominal one and the actual one) gives the desired friction coefficient. The friction coefficient is expressed in vector form and a number of running parameters are identified. The mentioned comparison is an efficient but complex algorithm based on a mathematical formulation of the tire characteristic.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1589
Michael W. Neal, Walter Cwycyshyn, Ibrahim Badiru
Abstract The goal of this paper is to discuss the critical aspects of damper tuning for production vehicles. These aspects include ride and handling performance attributes, damper basics, conflicts in achieving desirable results, tuning philosophies, and the influence of the damper design. The marketplace has become increasingly competitive. Customer preference, cost, mass and regulatory pressures often conflict. Yet each year more vehicles are required to do all these things well. Damper tuning can play a significant role in resolving these conflicts. Although many papers have been written on the theory behind damper design and capabilities, there has been very little written about the techniques of tuning dampers for production vehicles. This paper attempts to discuss the critical aspects of damper tuning for production vehicles in four sections. The first section discusses the performance attributes of ride and handling. The second section provides a basic understanding of dampers.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1755
Atsushi Hirano
Abstract This paper studies various wheel stiffness configurations, with the aim of enhancing driving stability while minimizing the increase in weight associated with an increase in stiffness. Reinforcement was added to the wheel disk and the wheel rim of standard aluminum wheels for passenger vehicles in order to produce four wheels with different stiffness configurations. The effects of disk stiffness and rim stiffness on tire contact patch profiles and driving stability were quantitatively evaluated. From the results of tests with the four wheels, it was observed that disk stiffness and rim stiffness have differing effects on tire contact patch profiles, and on driving stability. Disk stiffness influences especially tire contact patch length, and tire contact patch length influences especially maneuverability in driving stability. Rim stiffness influences especially tire contact patch area, and tire contact patch area influences especially stability in driving stability.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1597
Kazuto Yokoyama, Masahiro Iezawa, Hideyuki Tanaka, Keiichi Enoki
Abstract Mitsubishi Electric has developed a concept car “EMIRAI 2 xEV” that features an electric vehicle (EV) powertrain for safe, comfortable, eco-friendly driving experiences in the future. The vehicle was exhibited during the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show and the 2014 Automotive Engineering Exposition. The xEV is a four-wheel-drive EV with three motors: a water-cooled front motor and two air-cooled rear motors with integrated inverters. The rear wheels can be driven independently. The degrees of freedom of the actuation can realize improved maneuverability and safety. The vehicle is also equipped with an onboard charger with a built-in step down DC/DC converter, an EV control unit, a battery management unit, and electric power steering. All of the instruments are developed by Mitsubishi Electric. Motion control systems for the xEV have been developed based on our proprietary motor control technology.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0667
Kei Ichikawa
Abstract Cabin quietness is one of the important factors for product marketability. In particular, the importance of reducing road noise is increasing in recent years. Methods that reduce acoustic sensitivity as well as those that reduce the force transferred from the suspension to the body (the suspension transfer force) are used as means of reducing road noise. Reduction of the compliance of the body suspension mounting points has been widely used as a method of reducing acoustic sensitivity. However, there were cases where even though this method reduced acoustic sensitivity, road noise did not decrease. This mechanism remained unclear. This study focused on the suspension transfer force and analyzed this mechanism of change using the transfer function synthesis method. The results showed that the balance between the body's suspension mounting points, suspension bush, and suspension arm-tip compliance is an important factor influencing the change in suspension transfer force.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0665
Yongchang Du, Yujian Wang, Pu Gao, Yingping Lv
Abstract Modelling of disc in brake squeal analysis is complicated because of the rotation of disc and the sliding contact between disc and pads. Many analytical or analytical numerical combined modeling methods have been developed considering the disc brake vibration and squeal as a moving load problem. Yet in the most common used complex eigenvalue analysis method, the moving load nature normally has been ignored. In this paper, a new modelling method for rotating disc from the point of view of modal is presented. First finite element model of stationary disc is built and modal parameters are calculated. Then the dynamic response of rotating disc which is excited and observed at spatial fixed positions is studied. The frequency response function is derived through space and time transformations. The equivalent modal parameter is extracted and expressed as the function of rotation speed and original stationary status modal parameters.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0668
Yongchang Du, Pu Gao, Yujian Wang, Yingping Lv
Abstract The study and prevention of unstable vibration is a challenging task for vehicle industry. Improving predicting accuracy of braking squeal model is of great concern. Closed-loop coupling disc brake model is widely used in complex eigenvalue analysis and further analysis. The coupling stiffness of disc rotor and pads is one of the most important parameters in the model. But in most studies the stiffness is calculated by simple static force-deformation simulation. In this paper, a closed-loop coupling disc brake model is built. Initial values of coupling stiffness are estimated from static calculation. Experiment modal analysis of stationary disc brake system with brake line pressure and brake torques applied is conducted. Then an optimization process is initiated to minimize the differences between modal frequencies predicted by the stationary model and those from test. Thus model parameters more close to reality are found.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1314
Max Sardou, Patricia Djomseu
Abstract SARDOU SAS has developed highly stressed composites parts for 35 years. SARDOU SAS and QUALITY INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT invented composite coils springs in 2002. Developing composite coils springs, we have faced a big challenge, how to increase the short life expectancy of this highly stressed structure? We have identified that the weak point, in composite coils springs, is its epoxy matrix. In fact, during heavy loading, the matrix undergoes micro cracks. Then, during fatigue, micro cracks propagate and merge, transforming the matrix into a fine powder. The composite coil suspension springs, using, classic epoxy, where ruined after only 100,000 cycles in the best cases. The fact to integrate “functionalized silica aggregates”, in the matrix, enable the springs to exceed 1,000,000 cycles, with the same spring design. In addition, the spring stiffness has increased by 6% and the thermal set has reduced by 1.6%.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1309
Hyunggyung Kim
Abstract This Study describes about the development of new concept' rear wheel guards for the reduction of Road Noise in the passenger vehicles. The new wheel guards are proposed by various frequency chamber concept and different textile layers concept. Two wheel guards were verified by small cabin resonance and vehicle tests. Through new developing process without vehicle test, Result of road noise will be expected if this concepts and materials of wheel guard are applied into automotive vehicle. As this concept consider tire radiation noise frequency and multilayers sound control multilayers, 2 concepts reduced road noise from 0.5 to 1.0dB. The proposed method of part reverberant absorption is similar to results of vehicle tests by part absorption index. Furthermore, optimization of frequency band in wheel guards will reduce more 0.5 dB noises.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1507
Kentaro Komori, Takahito Nagataki
Abstract Research to respond to demands for improving usability of passenger vehicles has played important roles. Some aspects can be attributed to friction behavior of the steering and suspension components. In this study, we focus on an approach to improve handling, steering feel and ride-comfort of a vehicle by applying the appropriate friction behavior to tie-rod end ball joint. To control not only friction coefficient but also static-kinetic transient behavior, we investigate the potential use of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings. Different DLC coatings varied widely in hydrogen content, mechanical properties and micro-surface roughness are applied to the ball studs. Friction behavior corresponds to material characteristics and surface roughness of DLC.
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