Active Converter Dolly testing

Syfte och mål: Verified improvements of vehicle combination performance in low and high speed. Verification of the active dolly itself, as a platform for further research and development. Förväntade effekter och resultat: The tests will serve as base for several international publications. The work is important for both truck OEMs, e.g. Volvo GTT and Scania, as well as trailer/dolly OEMs, e.g. Parator and VM Trailer.

Research Motivating Problem:

• Chalmers have no full-scale experiment platform for long truck combinations with distributed actuation
 

Envisioned product/solution:

• Actuated dolly as an enabler for long High Capacity Transports
 

Research question(s):

•Which are the requirements on actuator and its integration with respect to actuator performance, sizing, packaging, signal interface, sensors, etc?

Deliverable(s):

•One active dolly experiment platform & Demonstration
•1 VehDyn PostDoc
•(Synergies with Revere, GCDC, S2’s IPBS project and ODP project)

Status:

Low speed tests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYVnp9x6UCk

Participants

Manjurul Islam (contact)

Forskare at Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Bengt J H Jacobson

Professor at Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Leo Laine

Adj professor at Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Funding

SAFER - Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

Funding years 2014–2016

Volvo Trucks

Funding years 2014–2016

Parator Industri

Funding years 2014–2016

VINNOVA

Funding years 2015

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Transport

Area of Advance

ReVeRe (Research Vehicle Resource)

Chalmers Research Infrastructure

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Latest update

2016-04-01