Title: Evaluation of a vehicle model and ABS/TCS controllers

Authors: Jeonghoon Song

Addresses: Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Tongmyong University, 428, Sinseon-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, 608-711, South Korea

Abstract: This paper evaluates a mathematical vehicle model, and an antilock braking (ABS) and traction control system (TCS) with a software package, CarSim. The mathematical vehicle model is developed to analyse dynamic performance and to design various safety control systems. Wheel slip controllers for antilock braking and traction control systems are included to improve vehicle response and to increase safety on slippery roads. The results show that the vehicle model agrees closely with the reference vehicle model under various driving conditions. The wheel slip controllers were applied to both models and they worked well, demonstrating that the controllers are robust and reliable. They were also determined to improve lateral stability as well as longitudinal stability when a vehicle is manoeuvred on slippery roads.

Keywords: vehicle modelling; engine models; powertrain models; antilock braking system; ABS; traction control system; TCS; model evaluation; mathematical modelling; dynamic performance; safety control; vehicle safety; control system design; vehicle response; wheel slip controllers; lateral stability; longitudinal stability; slippery roads.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVSMT.2015.073036

International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing, 2015 Vol.10 No.4, pp.321 - 339

Available online: 12 Nov 2015 *

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