Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2017, Page: 42-47
Design of Control System for Vehicle Dynamics and Mass Estimation
Paulinus Chinaenye Eze, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeri
Chinonso Francis Ubaonu, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeri
Bonaventure Onyeka Ekengwu, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Nigeria
Chidiebere Alison Ugoh, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeri
Inaibo Dein Samuel, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeri
Received: Jun. 29, 2017;       Accepted: Jul. 12, 2017;       Published: Oct. 31, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijimse.20170204.12      View  2642      Downloads  156
This paper has presented a control system for vehicle dynamics and mass estimation. The objective of this paper is to use a single-tyre model of slip control integrated with extended Kalman filter (EKF) to estimate the states of a vehicle such as the forward velocity, wheel slip, coefficient of friction of the road surface and the mass that cannot be measured directly. In order to do this, the dynamics of a vehicle moving with a forward velocity were obtained using a single-tyre model. The dynamic equations in continuous time were transformed into their equivalent discrete time form. A two degree of freedom proportional integral and derivative (2DOFPID) control algorithm was implemented for the control loop. An estimator was designed using the extended Kalman filter algorithm to carry out the estimation based on noisy measurement of wheel rotational speed. The entire system was modeled using Matlab/Simulink blocks. Simulations were performed to determine the effectiveness of the estimator. The simulation results showed that the extended Kalman filter effectively estimated the states of a single-tyre model of a vehicle represented by a slip control system. Though the results obtained seemed promising but will be improved if the covariance matrices are calculated with adequate information and are better tuned.
Control System, Vehicle Dynamics, Mass, Extended Kalman Filter, Estimation
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Paulinus Chinaenye Eze, Chinonso Francis Ubaonu, Bonaventure Onyeka Ekengwu, Chidiebere Alison Ugoh, Inaibo Dein Samuel, Design of Control System for Vehicle Dynamics and Mass Estimation, International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2017, pp. 42-47. doi: 10.11648/j.ijimse.20170204.12
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