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Integrated Vehicle Dynamics and Control

Book Description

A comprehensive overview of integrated vehicle system dynamics exploring the fundamentals and new and emerging developments

This book provides a comprehensive coverage of vehicle system dynamics and control, particularly in the area of integrated vehicle dynamics control. The book consists of two parts,  (1) development of individual vehicle system dynamic model and control methodology; and (2) development of integrated vehicle dynamic model and control methodology. The first part focuses on investigating vehicle system dynamics and control according to the three directions of vehicle motions, including longitudinal, vertical, and lateral. Corresponding individual control systems, e.g. Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Active Suspension, Electric Power Steering System (EPS), are introduced and developed respectively.

Particular attention is paid in the second part of the book to develop integrated vehicle dynamic control system. Integrated vehicle dynamics control system is an advanced system that coordinates all the chassis control systems and components to improve the overall vehicle performance including safety, comfort, and economy. Integrated vehicle dynamics control has been an important research topic in the area of vehicle dynamics and control over the past two decades. The research topic on integrated vehicle dynamics control is investigated comprehensively and intensively in the book through both theoretical analysis and experimental study. In this part, two types of control architectures, i.e. centralized and multi-layer, have been developed and compared to demonstrate their advantages and disadvantages.

  • Integrated vehicle dynamics control is a hot topic in automotive research; this is one of the few books to address both theory and practice of integrated systems
  • Comprehensively explores the research area of integrated vehicle dynamics and control through both theoretical analysis and experimental study
  • Addresses a full range of vehicle system topics including tyre dynamics, chassis systems, control architecture, 4 wheel steering system and design of control systems using Linear Matrix Inequality (LMI) Method

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Preface
  4. 1 Basic Knowledge of Vehicle System Dynamics
    1. 1.1 Traditional Methods of Formulating Vehicle Dynamics Equations
    2. 1.2 Dynamics of Rigid Multibody Systems
    3. 1.3 Flexible Multibody Dynamics
    4. References
  5. 2 Tyre Dynamics
    1. 2.1 Tyre Models
    2. 2.2 Tyre Longitudinal Mechanical Properties
    3. 2.3 Vertical Mechanical Properties of Tyres
    4. 2.4 Lateral Mechanical Properties of Tyres
    5. 2.5 Mechanical Properties of Tyres in Combined Conditions
    6. References
  6. 3 Longitudinal Vehicle Dynamics and Control
    1. 3.1 Longitudinal Vehicle Dynamics Equations
    2. 3.2 Driving Resistance
    3. 3.3 Anti-lock Braking System
    4. 3.4 Traction Control System
    5. 3.5 Vehicle Stability Control
    6. Appendix
    7. References
  7. 4 Vertical Vehicle Dynamics and Control
    1. 4.1 Vertical Dynamics Models
    2. 4.2 Input Models of the Road’s Surface
    3. 4.3 Design of a Semi-active Suspension System
    4. 4.4 Time-lag Problem and its Control of a Semi-active Suspension
    5. 4.5 Design of an Active Suspension System
    6. 4.6 Order-reduction Study of an Active Suspension Controller
    7. References
  8. 5 Lateral Vehicle Dynamics and Control
    1. 5.1 General Equations of Lateral Vehicle Dynamics
    2. 5.2 Handling and Stability Analysis
    3. 5.3 Handling Stability Evaluations
    4. 5.4 Four-wheel Steering System and Control
    5. 5.5 Electric Power Steering System and Control Strategy
    6. 5.6 Automatic Lane Keeping System
    7. References
  9. 6 System Coupling Mechanism and Vehicle Dynamic Model
    1. 6.1 Overview of Vehicle Dynamic Model
    2. 6.2 Analysis of the Chassis Coupling Mechanisms
    3. 6.3 Dynamic Model of the Nonlinear Coupling for the Integrated Controls of a Vehicle
    4. 6.4 Simulation Analysis
    5. References
  10. 7 Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Control
    1. 7.1 Principles of Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Control
    2. 7.2 Integrated Control of Vehicle Stability Control Systems (VSC)
    3. 7.3 Integrated Control of Active Suspension System (ASS) and Vehicle Stability Control System (VSC) using Decoupling Control Method
    4. 7.4 Integrated Control of an Active Suspension System (ASS) and Electric Power Steering System (EPS) using Control Method
    5. 7.5 Integrated Control of Active Suspension System (ASS) and Electric Power Steering System (EPS) using the Predictive Control Method
    6. 7.6 Integrated Control of the Active Suspension System (ASS) and Electric Power Steering System (EPS) using a Self-adaptive Control Method
    7. 7.7 Integrated Control of an Active Suspension System (ASS) and Electric Power Steering System (EPS) using a Centralized Control Method
    8. 7.8 Integrated Control of the Electric Power Steering System (EPS) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) System
    9. 7.9 Centralized Control of Integrated Chassis Control Systems using the Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) Inverse System Method
    10. References
  11. 8 Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Control
    1. 8.1 Multilayer Coordinating Control of Active Suspension System (ASS) and Active Front Steering (AFS)
    2. 8.2 Multilayer Coordinating Control of Active Suspension System (ASS) and Electric Power Steering System (EPS)
    3. 8.3 Multilayer Coordinating Control of an Active Suspension System (ASS) and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
    4. 8.4 Multilayer Coordinating Control of the Electric Power Steering System (EPS) and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
    5. 8.5 Multi-layer Coordinating Control of the Active Suspension System (ASS) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) System
    6. 8.6 Multilayer Coordinating Control of an Active Four-wheel Steering System (4WS) and Direct Yaw Moment Control System (DYC)
    7. 8.7 Multilayer Coordinating Control of Integrated Chassis Control Systems
    8. 8.8 Multilayer Coordinating Control of Integrated Chassis Control Systems using Game Theory and Function Distribution Methods
    9. References
  12. 9 Perspectives
    1. 9.1 Models of Full Vehicle Dynamics
    2. 9.2 Multi-sensor Information Fusion
    3. 9.3 Fault-tolerant Control
    4. 9.4 Active and Passive Safety Integrated Control Based on the Function Allocation Method
    5. 9.5 Design of System Integration for a Vehicle
    6. 9.6 Assumption about the Vehicle of the Future
    7. References
  13. Index
  14. End User License Agreement