Model-based vehicle dynamics control for active safety

The functionality of modern automotive vehicles is becoming increasingly dependent on control systems. Active safety is an area in which control systems play a pivotal role. Currently, rule-based control algorithms are widespread throughout the automotive industry. In order to improve performance and reduce development time, model-based methods may be employed. The primary contribution of this thesis is the development of a vehicle dynamics controller for rollover mitigation. A central part of this work has been the investigation of control allocation methods, which are used to transform high-level controller commands to actuator inputs in the presence of numerous constraints. Quadratic programming is used to solve a static optimization problem in each sample. An investigation of the numerical methods used to solve such problems was carried out, leading to the development of a modified active set algorithm. Vehicle dynamics control systems typically require input from a number of supporting systems, including observers and estimation algorithms. A key parameter for virtually all VDC systems is the friction coefficient. Model-based friction estimation based on the physically-derived brush model is investigated (A).


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  • Accession Number: 01144899
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 23 2009 10:15AM