Title: Optimised braking force distribution strategies for straight and curved braking

Authors: Avesta Goodarzi, Javad Mehrmashhadi, Ebrahim Esmailzadeh

Addresses: Department of Automotive Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran, Iran. ' Department of Automotive Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran, Iran. ' Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4, Canada

Abstract: Braking force distribution plays an important role in the safety and stability of road vehicles. To achieve a stable braking, the rear wheel slip should be smaller than the front wheel slip. Modern vehicles use an Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) system, which can distribute the braking force intelligently. This paper presents an innovative approach to formulate a new braking force distribution strategy for both the straight line braking and the brake in-turn, in which the mathematical optimisation procedure has been included. The optimised strategy, similar to other modern braking force distribution strategies, works on the basis of wheel slip control.

Keywords: brake force distribution; wheel slip control; optimisation; straight line braking; brake in-turn; vehicle stability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2009.023856

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2009 Vol.16 No.1/2, pp.78 - 101

Available online: 17 Mar 2009 *

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