Adaptation of TruckSim Models to Simulate Experimental Heavy Truck Hard Braking Test Data Under Various Levels of Brake Disablement 2010-01-1920
This research focuses on the development and performance of analytical models to simulate a tractor-semitrailer in straight-ahead braking. The simulations were modified and tuned to simulate full-treadle braking with all brakes functioning correctly, as well as the behavior of the tractor-semitrailer rig under full braking with selected brakes disabled. The models were constructed in TruckSim and based on a tractor-semitrailer used in dry braking performance testing. The full-scale vehicle braking research was designed to define limits for engineering estimates on stopping distance when Class 8 air-braked vehicles experience partial degradation of the foundation brake system. In the full scale testing, stops were conducted from 30 mph and 60 mph, with the combination loaded to 80,000 lbs (gross combined weight or GCW), half payload, and with the tractor-semitrailer unladen (lightly loaded vehicle weight, or LLVW). Simulation outputs, including stopping distances, longitudinal acceleration, brake pressures, vehicle speeds, and longitudinal wheel slips are compared with the experimental tractor-semitrailer test data. Challenges and compromises in fine-tuning the simulation models are discussed.
Citation: Deng, J., Dunn, A., Guenther, D., and Heydinger, G., "Adaptation of TruckSim Models to Simulate Experimental Heavy Truck Hard Braking Test Data Under Various Levels of Brake Disablement," SAE Technical Paper 2010-01-1920, 2010, https://doi.org/10.4271/2010-01-1920. Download Citation
Jiantao Deng, Ashley L. Dunn, Dennis A. Guenther, Gary J. Heydinger
Ohio State University, SEA Ltd.
SAE 2010 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress