Parameter Measurement and Development of a NADSdyna Validation Data Set for a 1994 Ford Taurus 970564
This paper discusses the development of a 1994 Ford Taurus vehicle model for the National Advanced Driving Simulator's planned vehicle dynamics simulation, NADSdyna. The front and rear suspensions of the Taurus are modeled using recursive rigid body dynamics formulations. To complement vehicle dynamics, subsystems models that include steering, braking, and tire forces are included. These models provide state-of-the-art high fidelity vehicle handling dynamics for real-time simulation. The realism of a particular formulation depend heavily on how the parameters are obtained from the physical system. Therefore, the development of a data set for a particular model is as important as the model itself. The methodology for generating the Taurus data set is presented. The power train model is not yet included, so the simulation is run with the vehicle either at constant speed or decelerating.
Citation: Salaani, M., Chrstos, J., and Guenther, D., "Parameter Measurement and Development of a NADSdyna Validation Data Set for a 1994 Ford Taurus," SAE Technical Paper 970564, 1997, https://doi.org/10.4271/970564. Download Citation
Mohamed Kamel Salaani, Jeffrey P. Chrstos, Dennis A. Guenther
SAE International Congress and Exposition
Research Into Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation - 1997-SP-1228, SAE 1997 Transactions - Journal of Passenger Cars-V106-6