Load description and damage evaluation using vehicle independent driving events
Paper in proceeding, 2015

We consider the loads that are related to steering events, and focus on the events that cause high forces on steering components. The load is simplified by keeping the extreme force value for each driving event. We define a simplified stochastic model for the load by modeling the extreme value for each driving event by a random variable. We give formulas to compute the theoretical load spectrum and the expected fatigue damage caused by the driving events. Further, in a sensitivity study we investigate how much the expected damage depends on the variability of parameters of the proposed model.

Rainflow cycles

Fatigue damage index

Vehicle independent load models

Steering events

Markov chain

Hidden Markov models


Roza Maghsood

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical Statistics

Igor Rychlik

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical Statistics

University of Gothenburg

P. Johannesson

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB

Procedia Engineering

18777058 (ISSN) 18777058 (eISSN)

Vol. 101 C 268-276

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