0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Control System Design for Full Range Operation of a Narrow Commuter Vehicle

[+] Author Affiliations
S. Kidane, L. Alexander, R. Rajamani, M. Donath, P. Starr

University of Minnesota

Paper No. IMECE2005-81090, pp. 473-482; 10 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2005-81090
From:
  • ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Dynamic Systems and Control, Parts A and B
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, November 5 – 11, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Dynamic Systems and Control Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4216-9 | eISBN: 0-7918-3769-6
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME

abstract

One way of addressing the traffic congestion problem is by efficiently utilizing the existing highway infrastructure. Narrow commuter vehicles can be part of this solution if they can be designed to be safe, stable and easy to operate. In this paper the design of a control system that ensures the tilt stability of a narrow tilting vehicle from start up to highway speed without requiring any learned skill from the driver and without affecting the handling of the vehicle is presented. This proposed control scheme constitutes of two different controllers. For low speed operation of the vehicle a new and improved Direct Tilt Control system is designed that results in minimal transient torque requirement and zero steady state torque requirement. For higher operating speed of the vehicle a Steering Tilt Control based control law is designed to ensure tilt stability of the vehicle. Finally a new method of integrating these two control schemes that guarantees smooth switchover between the controllers is proposed. The performance of the compound control system is evaluated by simulations carried out for different vehicle operating conditions. Preliminary results on direct tilt control are presented.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In