Development of a Refined Rollover Model That Recognizes the Effects of Suspension and Tire Deformation

Xiaowen Song, Jie Li, Aiqun Xu
2013 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
Vehicle rollover represents one of the most dangerous traffic accidents in the world. To improve the antirollover capability of a vehicle, we established an improved rollover model with a particular focus on the effects of independent suspensions and the lateral deformation of the tire. Based on this model, we further developed a new method to mitigate the rollover occurrence by adjusting the stiffness of the spring and the damping coefficient of the damper. Through simulation tests with a
more » ... of SUV, we demonstrated that these adjustments improved the mitigation control as evidenced by better confined steady value and decreased overshoot of the roll angle.
doi:10.1155/2013/750896 fatcat:bb7rc5aldrfuzoqmp7263ywx2q