The full text of this article


Sliding mode observers to heavy vehicle vertical forces estimation
by H. Imine, V. Dolcemascolo
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS), Vol. 15, No. 1, 2008


Abstract: The impact forces are the vertical component of the road/tyre interface. These forces are important to calculate road and bridge damage or to assess the Load Transfer Ratio (LTR) used to prevent rollover situation of heavy vehicles. A good evaluation of these forces requires an accurate description of the road profile, which is an input to the heavy vehicle model. In this paper, several road profiles are measured and applied as an input to the heavy dynamic model. The corresponding vertical forces are evaluated. The estimation is computed using sliding mode observers. Simulation results are presented to evaluate the robustness of the approach.

Online publication date: Fri, 25-Apr-2008


is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:


    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email