Lateral Stability Control Design for Tractor Semitrailer Based on Virtual Prototyping
Tractor semitrailers on high speed obstacle avoidance under emergency are likely to arise rollover or jack-knifing, which are serious risks for motorists. A dynamic stability analysis model of a three-axle tractor semitrailer vehicle is developed using the application tool. The linearized vehicle model is utilized to predict the dynamics state of the tractor semitrailer built in multibody dynamics simulation software. The lateral stability simulation for yaw rate following and anti-rollover has been performed on the dynamic model based on virtual prototyping. The results show that the lateral stability control based on tractor semitrailer proposed in this paper can stabilize the tractor semitrailer, rollover and jack-knifing can be prevented to a large extent.
L.Y. Xie, M.N. James, Y.X. Zhao and W.X. Qian
S. W. Zhou et al., "Lateral Stability Control Design for Tractor Semitrailer Based on Virtual Prototyping", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 118-120, pp. 728-732, 2010