Browse Publications Technical Papers 2007-01-3566

A Control and Analysis of Vehicle Rollover Based on Electronic Stability Control 2007-01-3566

Because of an increasing popularity of the SUV and Light Truck with an elevated center of gravity, the rollover propensity is higher than before. This paper proposes a method to detect and prevent an impending rollover of the vehicle using Electronic Stability Control(ESC). The Rollover Prevention(ROP) function determines a rollover critical situations based on the rollover propensity index and generates a proper activation through a brake and engine intervention. The rollover propensity index is calculated from the relative distance of the trajectory to the threshold on the phase plane of roll-angle and roll-rate. The threshold on the phase plane is deduced from the conservation of energy in the roll model. For the detection and activation of continuous rollover phenomena, we use the TTL concept that presents a gradually increasing rollover propensity. The proposed algorithm in this paper is shown to be effective in mitigating a rollover through the simulation and vehicle test.


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