Utilisation of actuators to improve vehicle stability at the limit: from hydraulic brakes towards electric propulsion
Other conference contribution, 2009

The capability of over-actuated vehicles to maintain stability during limit handling is studied in this paper. A number of important differently actuated vehicles, equipped with hydraulic brakes towards more advanced chassis solutions, are presented. A virtual evaluation environment has specifically been developed to cover the complex interaction between the driver and the vehicle under control. In order to fully exploit the different actuators set-up, and the hard non-convex constraints they possess, the principle of control allocation by nonlinear optimisation is successfully employed. The final evaluation is made by exposing the driver and the over-actuated vehicles to a safety-critical manoeuvre. Thereby, the differently actuated vehicles are ranked by a quantitative indicator of stability.

Force constraints

Global chassis control

Control allocation

Electric vehicles

Vehicle stability

Modelica modelling


Mats Jonasson

Johan Andreasson

Annika Stensson Trogell

Bengt J H Jacobson

Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks (IAVSD’09), KTH Stockholm, 17-21 August 2009

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