Tuning of Brake Force Distribution for Pickup Truck Vehicle LSPV Brake System During Cornering Maneuver 2017-01-2491
Automotive industry has led to constant production innovation among manufactures. This has resulted in the reduction of the life cycle of the design philosophies and design tools. One of the performance factors that have continues to challenge automotive designer is to design and fine tune the braking performance with low cost and short life cycle.
Improvement in braking performance and vehicle stability can be achieved through the use of braking systems whosebrake force distribution is variable. Braking force distribution has an important and serious role in thevehicle stopping distance and stability. In this paper a new approach will be presented to achieve the braking forcedistribution strategy for articulated vehicles. For this purpose, the virtual optimization process has beenimplemented. This strategy, defined as an innovative braking force distribution strategy, is based on the wheel slips.The simulation results illustrate proposed strategy can significantly improve the vehicle stability in curved braking fordifferent levels of vehicle deceleration.