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Active roll control of an experimental articulated vehicle

Miège, AJP and Cebon, D (2005) Active roll control of an experimental articulated vehicle. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 219. pp. 791-806. ISSN 0954-4070

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A new experimental articulated vehicle with computer-controlled suspensions is used to investigate the benefits of active roll control for heavy vehicles. The mechanical hardware, the instrumentation, and the distributed control architecture are detailed. A simple roll-plane model is developed and validated against experimental data, and used to design a controller based on lateral acceleration feedback. The controller is implemented and tested on the experimental vehicle. By tilting both the tractor drive axle and the trailer inwards, substantial reductions in normalized lateral load transfer are obtained, both in steady state and transient conditions. Power requirements are also considered. © IMechE 2005.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:35
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 07:53