Towards neutral steer and sideslip reduction for four-wheeled electric vehicles

Guisheng Zhai, Masayuki Naka, Tomoaki Kobayashi, Joe Imae

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Abstract

This paper proposes an approach to achieving both neutral steer and sideslip reduction for four-wheeled electric vehicles. The control problem is reduced to constructing a servo system tracking appropriate reference input, where the tracking is realized in the framework of H control. To deal with time-varying vehicle velocity for practical purpose, a gain scheduling strategy is developed to obtain the controller, where the lower and upper bounds of the velocity are used to obtain a polytopic range for the parameters in the system coefficient matrices. A numerical example is given to show validity of the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalFrontiers of Mechanical Engineering
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar

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Keywords

  • four-wheeled electric vehicles
  • gain scheduling
  • H control
  • linear matrix inequality (LMI)
  • neutral steer
  • servo system
  • sideslip reduction

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  • Mechanical Engineering

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Towards neutral steer and sideslip reduction for four-wheeled electric vehicles. / Zhai, Guisheng; Naka, Masayuki; Kobayashi, Tomoaki; Imae, Joe.

In: Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 1, 03.2012, p. 16-22.

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Zhai, Guisheng ; Naka, Masayuki ; Kobayashi, Tomoaki ; Imae, Joe. / Towards neutral steer and sideslip reduction for four-wheeled electric vehicles. In: Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering. 2012 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 16-22.
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