Modular Estimation Strategy of Vehicle Dynamic Parameters for Motion Control Applications

Mustafa Rawash, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Maged Ghoneima, Farid Tolbah, H.F. Abdul Amir, S. Kok Swee
2018 MATEC Web of Conferences  
The presence of motion control or active safety systems in vehicles have become increasingly important for improving vehicle performance and handling and negotiating dangerous driving situations. The performance of such systems would be improved if combined with knowledge of vehicle dynamic parameters. Since some of these parameters are difficult to measure, due to technical or economic reasons, estimation of those parameters might be the only practical alternative. In this paper, an estimation
more » ... aper, an estimation strategy of important vehicle dynamic parameters, pertaining to motion control applications, is presented. The estimation strategy is of a modular structure such that each module is concerned with estimating a single vehicle parameter. Parameters estimated include: longitudinal, lateral, and vertical tire forces -longitudinal velocity -vehicle mass. The advantage of this strategy is its independence of tire parameters or wear, road surface condition, and vehicle mass variation. Also, because of its modular structure, each module could be later updated or exchanged for a more effective one. Results from simulations on a 14-DOF vehicle model are provided here to validate the strategy and show its robustness and accuracy.
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201816602006 fatcat:vuoayxiwvvf7vnyywzbyhlcl6i