Title: Improvements in vehicle handling and stability by a novel wheel slip coordination control scheme

Authors: Xiujian Yang

Addresses: Faculty of Transportation Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming City, China

Abstract: A novel control scheme is proposed to improve the vehicle stability by coordinating the slips of the two wheels on the same side simultaneously. This scheme is a three-level structure that includes the first level of yaw moment controller, the second level of brake force distributor and the third level of wheel slip regulator. Brake force distributor distributes the desired brake forces to the two wheels on the same side properly and the wheel slip regulator is designed to track the desired slips from the brake force distributor. Simulation results of the proposed control scheme are rather satisfying.

Keywords: vehicle dynamics; vehicle handling; vehicle stability; yaw moment control; chassis coordinated control; wheel slip control; sliding mode control; SMC; wheel slip coordination; brake force distribution; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2013.052702

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2013 Vol.62 No.2/3/4, pp.206 - 230

Received: 21 Sep 2010
Accepted: 17 Jun 2011

Published online: 18 Mar 2013 *

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