Next Article in Journal
A Novel Type-2 Fuzzy Logic for Improved Risk Analysis of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells in Marine Power Systems Application
Next Article in Special Issue
An Enhanced Hybrid Switching-Frequency Modulation Strategy for Fuel Cell Vehicle Three-Level DC-DC Converters with Quasi-Z Source
Previous Article in Journal
Improved Modulated Carrier Controlled PFC Boost Converter Using Charge Current Sensing Method
Previous Article in Special Issue
Thermal Characteristics of an Oscillating Heat Pipe Cooling System for Electric Vehicle Li-Ion Batteries
Article Menu
Issue 4 (April) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Energies 2018, 11(4), 724; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11040724

Exploring the Potential of Camber Control to Improve Vehicles’ Energy Efficiency during Cornering

1
KTH Vehicle Dynamics, Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 8, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
2
Volvo Cars, SE-405 31 Gothenburg, Sweden
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 6 February 2018 / Revised: 12 March 2018 / Accepted: 21 March 2018 / Published: 22 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Collection Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Collection)
  |  
PDF [39180 KB, uploaded 3 May 2018]
  |  

Abstract

Actively controlling the camber angle to improve energy efficiency has recently gained interest due to the importance of reducing energy consumption and the driveline electrification trend that makes cost-efficient implementation of actuators possible. To analyse how much energy that can be saved with camber control, the effect of changing the camber angles on the forces and moments of the tyre under different driving conditions should be considered. In this paper, Magic Formula tyre models for combined slip and camber are used for simulation of energy analysis. The components of power loss during cornering are formulated and used to explain the influence that camber angles have on the power loss. For the studied driving paths and the assumed driver model, the simulation results show that active camber control can have considerable influence on power loss during cornering. Different combinations of camber angles are simulated, and a camber control algorithm is proposed and verified in simulation. The results show that the camber controller has very promising application prospects for energy-efficient cornering. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy saving; cornering; camber; Magic Formula energy saving; cornering; camber; Magic Formula
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Sun, P.; Stensson Trigell, A.; Drugge, L.; Jerrelind, J.; Jonasson, M. Exploring the Potential of Camber Control to Improve Vehicles’ Energy Efficiency during Cornering. Energies 2018, 11, 724.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Energies EISSN 1996-1073 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top