Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-01-0989
2002-03-04

Dynamic Simulation and Characteristics Analysis for a Light Bus Based on a Detailed Multi-Body Model 2002-01-0989

Multi-body system dynamics is an efficient approach for vehicle dynamic simulation and performance analysis. The more sophisticated multi-body system softwares provide powerful tools for vehicle designers. The integration technique of CAD/CAM/CAE is being developed and applied more widely in automotive engineering.
In this paper, considering the limits of a traditional multi-rigid body method for vehicle modeling and because of the fact that the non-linearity and typical flexible properties physically exist in many vehicle components, a rigid-elastic coupling multi-body system dynamic model is established for a light bus. The full vehicle model of the bus is built by CAD software in a 3D solid fashion. Hence, the necessary modeling parameters of the bus are obtained for simulations. The effects of the non-linearity and flexible properties of the components are investigated in detail. Simulations results are compared with the results of fields tests and the effectiveness of the model is validated.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Modeling and Optimizing Handling Parameters of a Series Hybrid Electric City Bus Using Adams/Car

2008-01-1560

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Development of Effective Bicycle Model for Wide Ranges of Vehicle Operations

2014-01-0841

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Applicability of Braking Control Systems for Highway Vehicles

700516

View Details

X