Development of a Rigid Ring Quarter-Vehicle Model with an advanced Road Profile algorithm for durability and ride comfort predictions

James Allen Ii, Moustafa El-Gindy, Kevin Koudela

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Abstract

In this paper a new five-degree-of-freedom in-plane Rigid Ring Quarter-Vehicle Model (RRQVM) with a Force Dependent Effective Road Profile (FDERP) is derived and programmed in MATLAB/Simulink. This novel fully integrated model uses the tire-road vertical contact force to update the effective road height and slope at each integration time step. The model is capable of simulating the response of a free rolling tire over arbitrarily uneven road surfaces to study vehicle ride comfort and durability with efficient, accurate results. The RRQVM is validated with tire spindle vertical acceleration data from virtual Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Quarter-Vehicle Model (QVM) tests. A baseline in-plane RRQVM with a Force Independent Effective Road Profile (FIERP) is also developed for comparison with the FDERP RRQVM. Results show that the FDERP RRQVM predicts the vertical tire spindle acceleration more accurately than the FIERP RRQVM when compared to the FEA RRQVM results, especially at speeds above 11 km/hr. Therefore, the advanced FDERP model provides the RRQVM with a more accurate effective road profile than a conventional FIERP model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008
Pages583-590
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Nov 23 2009
Event2008 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008 - New York City, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2008Aug 6 2008

Publication series

Name2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008
Volume5

Other

Other2008 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNew York City, NY
Period8/3/088/6/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Ii, J. A., El-Gindy, M., & Koudela, K. (2009). Development of a Rigid Ring Quarter-Vehicle Model with an advanced Road Profile algorithm for durability and ride comfort predictions. In 2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008 (pp. 583-590). (2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008; Vol. 5).