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Influence of In-Wheel Motors Weight on a Swing-Arm Dynamic, Evaluation of Ride Comfort and Handling

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World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(1), 112-121;
Published: 25 March 2016
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This paper presents a model aiming at describing the influence of an additional mass on an urban vehicle. The impact of an in-wheel motor on the road holding performances and vehicle comfortableness, for which criteria have been defined, has been studied on a swingarm and compared to a standard configuration (vertical suspension). Simulations have been carried out using Matlab Simulink and a comparison has been made using several obstacles as well as different types of roads.
Keywords: BEV; wheel hub motor; simulation; modeling BEV; wheel hub motor; simulation; modeling
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Brest, J.-S.; Gimbert, Y. Influence of In-Wheel Motors Weight on a Swing-Arm Dynamic, Evaluation of Ride Comfort and Handling. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 112-121.

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