Coordination of steering and individual wheel braking actuated vehicle yaw stability control

Guvenc B., Acarman T., Guvenc L.

4th Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Ohio, United States Of America, 9 - 11 June 2003, pp.288-293 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ivs.2003.1212924
  • City: Ohio
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.288-293
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Active safety of road transport requires, among other things, the improvement of road vehicle yaw stability by active control. One approach for yaw dynamics improvement is to use differential braking, thereby creating the moment that is necessary to counteract the undesired yaw motion. An alternative approach is to command additional steering angles to create the counteracting moment. The. maximum benefit, of course, can be gained through coordinated and combined use of both methods of corrective yaw motion generation in a control strategy. This problem has been approached by using a revised model regulator here as the main controller that utilizes coordinated steering and individual wheel braking actuation, with the aim of achieving better vehicle yaw stability control. Independent use of the individual means of actuation are treated first. Possible strategies for combined and coordinated use of steering and individual wheel braking action in a vehicle yaw dynamics controller are then presented. Simulation results on a nonlinear two track vehicle model are used to illustrate the effectiveness of the coordinated approach.