An Investigation of Anti-lock Braking System for Automobiles 2012-01-0209
Nowadays, the anti-lock braking system, briefly ABS, is an important component in modern cars. Therefore, in this paper the one of the intelligent control theories “Fuzzy Logic Control” is suggested to create two different ABS controllers. The braking performance was examined theoretically using half vehicle model. The suspension system model, tire-road interface model and anti-lock braking system model are included in the model. The influence of vehicle initial speed and tire-road friction coefficient is investigated. The simulation results of the proposed controllers are compared with the conventional ABS controller and the Conventional Brake system. The results showed that, using Fuzzy Logic Control in ABS improved the braking performance than the conventional ABS. Furthermore, the improvement in the braking performance using fuzzy logic control is obtained without any additional sensors, which leads the controller to be more realizable for the industry application.