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Influence of tyre transience on anti-lock braking

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posted on 28.04.2010, 10:26 by Manish Jaiswal, Georgios MavrosGeorgios Mavros, Homer Rahnejat, Paul KingPaul King
Transient tyre characteristics can have significant influence in vehicle handling, particularly in anti-lock braking system (ABS), which involves wheel speed oscillations as a result of rapid changes in wheel brake pressure. Hitherto, ABS studies have been conducted mostly with straight-line motion. Relatively simple vehicle models have been used which cannot capture the interactions between non-linear handling dynamics and tyre behaviour. This article takes such interactions into account, using a non-linear 14-degrees-of-freedom vehicle model in combination with three different single-point contact tyre models with transient characteristics. They include a stretched-string-based model, a modified stretched-string model, and a contact mass model. The particularly demanding situation of combined cornering/ABS braking is investigated. It is shown that although all tyre models are of similar bandwidth (maximum frequency ≈ 15 Hz), the simple string tyre model fails to cope with the non-linearities involved in combined braking/cornering and predicts greater braking distances than the two more enhanced tyre models.



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


JAISWAL, M....et al. Influence of tyre transience on anti-lock braking. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, 224(1), pp. 1-17


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This article was published in the Journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics [© IMECHE]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/14644193JMBD225