Title: Steering vehicle control and road bank angle estimation: application for diagnosis of vehicle limits in bend

Authors: Lghani Menhour; Ali Charara; Daniel Lechner

Addresses: Université de Reims, 10000 Troyes, France ' Heudiasyc Laboratory, CNRS UMR 7253, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, 60205 Compiègne, France ' Department of Accident Mechanism Analysis, IFSTTAR, Chemin de la Croix Blanche, 13300 Salon de Provence, France

Abstract: This paper deals with the diagnosis of the critical driving situations. This work is divided into three parts: the first one presents two steering controllers using the sliding mode and the switched H controllers, the second one describes an unknown input sliding mode observer, while the last one presents an approach to the diagnosis of critical driving situations. All existence conditions are established using the Lyapunov approach. Simulations are conducted to highlight the efficiency of the proposed approach using the experimental data recorded by an instrumented Peugeot 307 laboratory car. The diagnosis of the critical driving situations is achieved by the speed extrapolation concept using simultaneously a non-linear model, a steering control and road bank observer. The speed extrapolation concept is used in order to evaluate situations under high dynamic loads on a bend, using stability of the sideslip motion.

Keywords: steering control; vehicle control; road bank angle estimation; sideslip angle estimation; sliding mode control; SMC; switched H-infinity control; LMI/LME; unknown input estimation; critical driving situations; vehicle dynamics; experimental data; simulation; nonlinear modelling; road bends; dynamic loads; sideslip motion.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVAS.2014.067868

International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2014 Vol.12 No.4, pp.334 - 366

Received: 28 Mar 2014
Accepted: 05 Oct 2014

Published online: 07 Mar 2015 *

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