STABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE HUMAN CONTROLLED VEHICLE MOVING ALONG A CURVED PATH

A method to study handling characteristics of a vehicle moving along a curved path is presented. A simple bicycle model and a feedback controller with proportional gain are used to simulate the vehicle and the driver. The lateral stability of the vehicle/driver system is analyzed by using the root locus method and numerical integration in the time domain. The effect of the curvature on the system stability is discussed in detail. A new suggestion is made for the look ahead distance to calculate the preview lateral error of the vehicle with respect to the centre of the road. Interesting results are shown for some important parameters such as the gain factor, the vehicle speed and the curvature of the path. Possible extensions of the method to more general cases and other applications are discussed. (A)

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    Swets & Zeitlinger

    P.O. Box 825
    2160 SZ Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • CHO, Y H
    • Kim, J
  • Publication Date: 1996-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 51-69
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 24 1996 12:00AM