Title: Calibration of vehicle dynamics and stability control model

Authors: Xianjie Zhou; Paul Venhovens

Addresses: Department of Automotive Engineering, Clemson University, Greenville, SC, USA ' Department of Automotive Engineering, Clemson University, Greenville, SC, USA

Abstract: This publication describes a process to develop and calibrate a physics-based model for vehicle stability control. The approach consists of two phases. In the first phase, a baseline vehicle dynamics model was established using the commercially available simulation tool CarSim. The model was calibrated and validated for a variety of steady state, transient state and brake intervention handling manoeuvres using experimental test data. In the second phase, a simplified stability control model was developed in Matlab/Simulink based on representative control strategies. Subsequently, the vehicle dynamics model and stability control model developed were coupled using co-simulation and calibrated such that the closed-loop system behaviour approximated the real world test behaviour as best as possible. Finally, two case studies were developed to showcase the application of the closed-loop mathematical model in simulation-based studies addressing aftermarket vehicle modifications and their implication on vehicle stability control behaviour.

Keywords: vehicle dynamics; electronic stability control; ESC; software-in-the-loop; model calibration; yaw moment control; regulation compliance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVSMT.2016.083748

International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing, 2016 Vol.11 No.4, pp.285 - 312

Received: 26 May 2016
Accepted: 21 Sep 2016

Published online: 12 Apr 2017 *

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