Mechanics & Industry
Volume 18, Number 4, 2017
|Number of page(s)||17|
|Published online||28 August 2017|
Dynamic modeling and handling study of a two-wheeled vehicle on a curved track
Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Sousse, University of Sousse,
2 National Engineering School of Sousse, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
a On Leave at the College of Engineering, The American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
* e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 17 January 2017
This paper aims to evaluate the handling performance of a two-wheeled vehicle (TWV) during the circulation on a curved track. The TWV model is considered as an assembly of six rigid bodies with 11 degrees of freedom. It is modeled using a robotic approach and it includes a tire dynamic model based on the Magic Formula. The process of evaluation is done using some handling indices in order to quantify the efficiency with which the riders can handle the TWV. Three maneuvers were considered for testing the developed model: U-turn, lane change and steady state turn. Simulations were carried out using a state feedback controller to design a reference trajectory tracking. The response of the proposed model is validated by using the simulation software ADAMS/View. The developed model is also used to study the influences of some design parameters on the handling proprieties of the TWV. The results show that the proposed model is adequate for handling tests. It can be used, as a simulation tool, to test and validate a model during the design phase.
Key words: two-wheeled vehicle / handling / dynamic modeling / robotic approach / Magic Formula / co-simulation
© AFM, EDP Sciences 2017
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