Identifying Vehicle Model Parameters Using Measured Terrain Excitations 2009-01-1197
Currently, the final stages of chassis development are conducted on prototype vehicles, requiring vehicle manufacturers to dedicate copious resources to the development of each new vehicle platform. The objective of this work is to provide development engineers a system identification tool enabling them to use modeling and simulation to better estimate the required vehicle system parameters. This work develops a parameter identification method for existing vehicle models in which measured terrain data is used as the model excitation. The model was validated using a variety of excitation events and shown to provide accurate estimations of a vehicle’s roll, pitch, and vertical displacement.