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Parameters Identification Strategy for a Generalized Vehicle Concept Model for Ride and Handling Analysis

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Mariano Carpinelli, Marco Gubitosa

LMS International, Leuven, Belgium

Domenico Mundo

University of Calabria, Rende, Italy

Wim Desmet

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Paper No. DETC2013-12821, pp. V001T01A021; 11 pages
  • ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 1: 15th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies; 10th International Conference on Design Education; 7th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems
  • Portland, Oregon, USA, August 4–7, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5584-3
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


In this paper we propose a structured approach for the parameters identification of a multibody vehicle concept model to be used for the combined analysis of vertical and longitudinal dynamics. The model here proposed adopts eight degrees of freedom in the space. The wheels are connected to the sprung mass in an equivalent trailing arm configuration thus enabling to reproduce the squat and dive phenomena. This conceptual suspension representation allows determining the dynamic response of the vehicle during longitudinal acceleration or braking maneuvers. The identification procedure here suggested evaluates the unknown parameters of the model, being the global stiffness and damping coefficients of the suspensions and the positions of the pivot points of the trailing arms. The identification algorithm is based on non-linear least square costs that can be computed by having as reference the signals of a measurement campaign which is conducted on a real vehicle as well as on a virtual predecessor model. The results here shown make use of virtually measured quantities coming from ride maneuvers performed by means of a high fidelity multibody model of a passenger car. The presented concept model, showing good correlation with respect to the reference signals, is suggested as a reliable prediction and optimization tool in the early stage of the design phase of new vehicles.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME
Topics: Vehicles



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