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Simulation Research on an Electric Vehicle Chassis System Based on a Collaborative Control System
National Engineering Laboratory for Electric Vehicles, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
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Received: 16 October 2012; in revised form: 24 December 2012 / Accepted: 7 January 2013 / Published: 14 January 2013
Abstract: This paper presents a collaborative control system for an electric vehicle chassis based on a centralized and hierarchical control architecture. The centralized controller was designed for the suspension and steering system, which is used for improving ride comfort and handling stability; the hierarchical controller was designed for the braking system, which is used for distributing the proportion of hydraulic braking and regenerative braking to improve braking performance. These two sub-controllers function at the same level of the vehicle chassis control system. In order to reduce the potential conflict between the two sub-controllers and realize a coordination optimization of electric vehicle performance, a collaborative controller was built, which serves as the upper controller to carry out an overall coordination analysis according to vehicle signals and revises the decisions of sub-controllers. A simulation experiment was carried out with the MATLAB/Simulink software. The simulation results show that the proposed collaborative control system can achieve an optimized vehicle handling stability and braking safety.
Keywords: electric vehicle; suspension; steering; braking; collaborative control
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Peng, J.; He, H.; Feng, N. Simulation Research on an Electric Vehicle Chassis System Based on a Collaborative Control System. Energies 2013, 6, 312-328.
Peng J, He H, Feng N. Simulation Research on an Electric Vehicle Chassis System Based on a Collaborative Control System. Energies. 2013; 6(1):312-328.
Peng, Jiankun; He, Hongwen; Feng, Nenglian. 2013. "Simulation Research on an Electric Vehicle Chassis System Based on a Collaborative Control System." Energies 6, no. 1: 312-328.