Worst Case Scenarios Generation and Its Application on Driving 2007-01-3585
The current test methods are insufficient to evaluate and ensure the safety and reliability of vehicle system for all possible dynamic situations including the worst cases such as rollover, spin-out and so on. Although the known NHTSA J-turn and Fish-hook steering maneuvers are applied for the vehicle performance assessment, they are not enough to predict other possible worst case scenarios. Therefore, it is crucial to search for the various worst cases including the existing severe steering maneuvers. This paper includes the procedure to search for other useful worst case based upon the existing worst case scenarios in terms of rollover and its application in simulation basis. The human steering angle is selected as a design variable and optimized to maximize the index function to be expressed in terms of vehicle roll angle. The obtained scenarios were enough to generate the worse cases than NHTSA ones. Additionally, as an application, the worst case steering maneuver is acquired for the vehicle to operate with a simple ICC(Integrated Chassis Control) system. It has been concluded that the new procedure in this paper is adequate to create other feasible worst case scenarios for vehicle system both with an intelligent safety control system and without it.