Title: Fuzzy architecture of systems with alterable information: case study for tyre–ground friction estimators

Authors: Valentin Ivanov

Addresses: Automotive Engineering Department, Ilmenau University of Technology, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Platz 2, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany

Abstract: The presented work deals with practical application of fuzzy sets to the identification of |vehicle tyre–ground| interaction parameters. This task requires the adaptation of fuzzy object description both to low- and high-dynamic characteristics of driving environment. As a consequence, the identifying system should possess features of the short-term and long-term forecasting ability. To ensure adaptive and forecasting properties outlined, a tool for the alteration of fuzzy object description is proposed. These issues are being considered as applied to tyre friction factors, which are key parameters for active safety control systems of ground vehicles.

Keywords: fuzzy alteration; tyre friction; identification; vehicle dynamics control; fuzzy logic; fuzzy sets; vehicle tyre–ground interaction; forecasting; fuzzy object description; active safety control; vehicle safety; vehicle control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRS.2011.041187

International Journal of Reliability and Safety, 2011 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.398 - 419

Available online: 11 Jul 2011 *

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