Analysis of a 4-DOF Vehicle Model Using Bond Graph and Lagrangian Technique 2002-01-0809
Bond graph modeling is a powerful technique to study the complex interactions occurring between various components in a system. A few investigations were carried out to study vehicle dynamics using Bondgraphs, but are limited to 2 degree of freedom systems [1,2&3]. In this work, a 4-DOF-vehicle model was developed using bond graphs. A frequency response analysis was also carried out to study the natural frequencies. This model was later validated using Lagrangian principles. The results correlated well for a typical passenger car using the manufacturer supplied information available in the public domain.