SLIDING MODE CONTROL FOR ROLLOVER PREVENTION OF HEAVY VEHICLES BASED ON LATERAL ACCELERATION

Accidents involving heavy trucks and tractor semi-trailers have contributed significantly to the number of injuries and fatalities on North American highways over the past few decades. This paper investigates two rollover prevention strategies for a truck/semitrailer based on a sliding mode controller. A control strategy based on limiting the lateral acceleration of the center of gravity of the trailer has been examined to prevent rollover of a 75,000 lb 5-axle tractor/semitrailer by applying differential braking. Two different steering inputs, ramp and sinusoidal, were investigated. It was determined that the torque generated by the differential braking could be effective in preventing rollover.

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    Inderscience Enterprises Limited

    World Trade Center Building, 110 Avenue Louis Casai
    Geneva,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Lewis, A S
    • El-Gindy, M
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00960903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2003 12:00AM