Steering strategies for multi-axle vehicles


Bayar K. , ÜNLÜSOY Y. S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAVY VEHICLE SYSTEMS, cilt.15, ss.208-236, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1504/ijhvs.2008.022243
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAVY VEHICLE SYSTEMS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.208-236

Özet

The object of this study is to extend 4WS idea to an n-axle vehicle in general and to simulate sonic 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.