Development and validation of a modular simulation model for commercial vehicles Online publication date: Tue, 17-Mar-2009
by Willem-Jan Evers, Igo Besselink, Henk Nijmeijer, Albert Van der Knaap
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS), Vol. 16, No. 1/2, 2009
Abstract: In this paper a modular truck semi-trailer model is developed in the multi-body toolbox SimMechanics, which is part of MATLAB/Simulink. It can be used to analyse a wide range of active control solutions (anywhere in the model), as well as the influence of passive vehicle modifications. As the model is modular, it is relatively easy (compared to conventional multi-body software packages) to modify or replace any of the components as well as the number and type of trailer axles. The model is validated using a wide range of measurement data obtained from measurements on a real air sprung tractor semi-trailer.
Online publication date: Tue, 17-Mar-2009
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