Modelling and Parameterisation of a Vehicle for Validity under Limit Handling
Conference contribution, 2008

This paper describes how a vehicle model from the VehicleDynamics Library is configured, parameterized and validated for predicting limit handling maneuvers. Especially, attention is given to the selection of subsystem models with suitable levels-of-detail as well the selection of performed measurements and measurement equipment. A strong principle throughout the presented work is component-based design where parameterizations are done on sub-system levels, no tuning on the final vehicle models is made. As a final test, the vehicle model is exposed to a sinusoidal steering input. It turns out that the correspondence between the model used and the real vehicle is acceptable for the driving scenario selected up to the limit of adhesion.


Mats Jonasson

Volvo Cars

Johan Andreasson

Modelon AB

Bengt J H Jacobson

Mechanics and Maritime Sciences

Annika Stensson Trigell

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

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