A new approach in modelling of hitch joint of a tractor semi-trailer using virtual Pacejka tyre model Online publication date:: Fri, 11-Jun-2021
by Mohamad Hafiz Harun; Khisbullah Hudha; Pakharuddin Mohd Samin; Saiful Anuar Abu Bakar; Zulkiffli Abd Kadir
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS), Vol. 28, No. 2, 2021
Abstract: In this study, a new approach in modelling of hitch joint of a tractor semi-trailer is proposed by adopting virtual Pacejka tyre model. The virtual Pacejka tyre model is connected with a 16 DOF tractor semi-trailer combinations in Matlab-Simulink software and verified using validated software known as TruckSim. Two sets of simulations are conducted in the verification process which involves a double lane change (DLC) and steep steer cornering (SSC) test. It is observed from the results that by modelling hitch joint as a virtual Pacejka tyre model, the behaviour of the developed model closely follows the behaviour of the validated TruckSim model.
Online publication date:: Fri, 11-Jun-2021
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