Steering strategies for multi-axle vehicles
by Kerem Bayar, Y. Samim Unlusoy
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS), Vol. 15, No. 2/3/4, 2008

Abstract: The object of this study is to extend 4WS idea to an n-axle vehicle in general and to simulate some multi-axle vehicles with the derived strategies in an attempt to determine the best steering strategy. By extending the strategies used for four-wheel steering two-axle vehicles which have been extensively studied in literature, general strategies are established for an n-axle vehicle. Using integrated nonlinear ride and handling models in Matlab & Simulink, it is shown that lateral acceleration and yaw velocity responses can be improved while keeping zero vehicle sideslip angle by steering wheels on intermediate axles.

Online publication date: Wed, 24-Dec-2008

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