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Enhancing vehicle cornering limit through sideslip and yaw rate control

Lu, Q, Gentile, P, Tota, A, Sorniotti, A, Gruber, P, Costamagna, F and De Smet, J (2016) Enhancing vehicle cornering limit through sideslip and yaw rate control Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 75. pp. 455-472.

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Fully electric vehicles with individually controlled drivetrains can provide a high degree of drivability and vehicle safety, all while increasing the cornering limit and the ‘fun-to-drive’ aspect. This paper investigates a new approach on how sideslip control can be integrated into a continuously active yaw rate controller to extend the limit of stable vehicle cornering and to allow sustained high values of sideslip angle. The controllability-related limitations of integrated yaw rate and sideslip control, together with its potential benefits, are discussed through the tools of multi-variable feedback control theory and non-linear phase-plane analysis. Two examples of integrated yaw rate and sideslip control systems are presented and their effectiveness is experimentally evaluated and demonstrated on a four-wheel-drive fully electric vehicle prototype. Results show that the integrated control system allows safe operation at the vehicle cornering limit at a specified sideslip angle independent of the tire-road friction conditions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Mechanical Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
Lu, Q
Gentile, P
Tota, A
Sorniotti, A
Gruber, P
Costamagna, F
De Smet, J
Date : 15 June 2016
DOI : 10.1016/j.ymssp.2015.11.028
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Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CCBY-NC-ND license(
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 07 Jul 2016 13:44
Last Modified : 07 Jul 2016 13:44

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