Modeling extreme loads acting on steering components using driving events
Journal article, 2015

Forces during steering events, such as curves and maneuvers, cause large stresses on steering components. In this paper, we formulate a model for the lateral loads causing fatigue damage of the steering components. Steering events are identified using a Hidden Markov model on the CAN (Controller Area Network) bus data. The CAN data is available on all vehicles, thus the model is applicable across many types of vehicles. To identify the events, the observation from CAN data is modeled by a multivariate generalized Laplace (GAL) distribution. An explicit formula for the expected fatigue damage is given. Results are validated using measured lateral acceleration.

Laplace distribution

Statistics & Probability.

Hidden Markov models (HMMs)

MARKOV

Mechanical

ALGORITHM

CYCLES

Fatigue damage index

Rainflow cycles

Mechanics

Vehicle

Engineering

Author

Roza Maghsood

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical Statistics

Igor Rychlik

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical Statistics

Jonas Wallin

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical Statistics

University of Gothenburg

Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics

0266-8920 (ISSN)

Vol. 41 13-20

Subject Categories

Probability Theory and Statistics

DOI

10.1016/j.probengmech.2015.04.002

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Created

10/7/2017