Authors: D.L. Margolis
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
Abstract: The virtues of bond graph modelling are exploited for analysing ground vehicle stability. A bond graph model is first constructed, in a rather contrived manner, for a rigid body vehicle. From this basic model, transverse load dynamics, wheel compliance, frame bending, and more, can be easily included. The resulting overall model yields first-order state equations in a direct manner. The procedure is demonstrated through several examples.
Keywords: bond graphs; bond graph modelling; ground vehicle stability; translational dynamics; vehicle stability analysis; yaw mode dynamics.
International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1984 Vol.5 No.4, pp.427 - 437
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