Utilization of Actuators to Improve Vehicle Stability at the Limit: From Hydraulic Brakes Toward Electric Propulsion
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2011

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 toward 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 setup, and the hard nonconvex constraints they possess, the principle of control allocation by nonlinear optimization is successfully employed. The final evaluation is made by exposing the driver and the over-actuated vehicles to a safety-critical double lane change. Thereby, the differently actuated vehicles are ranked by a quantitative indicator of stability.


Mats Jonasson

Volvo Cars

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

Johan Andreasson

Modelon AB

Stefan Solyom

Volvo Cars

Bengt Jacobsson

Volvo Cars

Annika Stensson Trigell

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME

0022-0434 (ISSN) 15289028 (eISSN)

Vol. 133 5






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