Stability Enhancement of a Light Commercial Vehicle Using Active Steering 2006-01-1181
This paper is on the application of electric power assisted steering and yaw stability control to a light commercial vehicle. An active steering system is developed and used for both purposes. Steering system and vehicle dynamics models are derived and built in Simulink and their response is compared to that of a validated Adams/Chassis model of the vehicle. A boost curve type electric power assisted steering controller and a yaw stability control system based on the model regulator steering controller are developed. Their performance is demonstrated through simulation results. A steering test rig built for safely developing steering controllers in a hardware-in-the-loop setting is introduced. Details of the experimental vehicle with active steering, built to test the concepts developed in the paper is also presented.