There are various uncertain factors such as parameter perturbation and external disturbance during the steering process of a permanent magnet slip clutch electronically controlled hydraulic power steering system (P-ECHPS) of medium and heavy duty vehicles, which is an electronically controlled hydraulic power steering system based on a permanent magnetic slip clutch (PMSC). In order to avoid the immutable single assistance characteristic of a hydraulic power steering system, a PMSC speed-controlled model and P-ECHPS of each subsystem model were studied. Combined with non-singular terminal sliding mode and fast terminal sliding mode, an Adaptive Non-singular Fast Terminal Sliding (ANFTS) mode control strategy was proposed to control precisely the rotor speed of the PMSC in P-ECHPS, thus achieving better power control for the entire P-ECHPS system. The simulation results show that adaptive nonsingular fast terminal sliding mode control enables PMSC output speed to track the target speed. Compared with the non-singular terminal sliding mode control and the ordinary sliding mode control, the convergence speed has been improved by 66.7% and 84.2%, respectively. The rapid control prototype test of PMSC based on dSPACE (dSPACE is a development and verification platform based on MATLAB/Simulink software.) was carried out. The validity of the adaptive NFTSM algorithm and the correctness of the offline simulation results are validated. The adaptive NFTSM algorithm have better robustness and can realize variable assist characteristics and save energy.
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