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Title: Yaw motion control via active differentials
Authors: Hancock, Matthew
Williams, R.A.
Fina, E.
Best, Matt C.
Keywords: Active chassis systems
Controlled differentials
Vehicle dynamics
Vehicle modelling
Yaw control
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Sage Publications / © The Institute of Measurement and Control
Citation: HANCOCK, M.J. ... et al, 2007. Yaw motion control via active differentials. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 29 (2), pp. 137 - 157.
Abstract: The majority of vehicle dynamics control systems currently in production utilize some form of brake or throttle intervention to generate a yaw moment and control wheel slip. Such control systems can be both intrusive and inefficient. The use of active driveline technology is therefore an attractive alternative and recent advances in controlled differential technology have served to make it a potentially viable one. Using simulation results, this paper will demonstrate the power of these devices to influence vehicle dynamics by first proposing a suitable control strategy. This is then used to illustrate how, with perfect actuation, a vehicle's handling characteristics may be modified. The actuator limitations imposed by the two main classes of contemporary controlled differentials are then discussed and imposed on the simulation model. Using the ideal results as a benchmark, the relative merits of each type are then assessed.
Description: This article is closed access.
Sponsor: The authors would like to thank Jaguar Cars Ltd for supporting the publication of this paper.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1177/0142331207069489
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17371
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0142331207069489
ISSN: 0142-3312
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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