Study on Tractor Semi-Trailer Roll Stability Control
Shuwen Zhou*, 1, Siqi Zhang2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 238
Last Page: 242
Publisher Id: TOMEJ-8-238
Article History:Received Date: 25/07/2014
Revision Received Date: 04/08/2014
Acceptance Date: 04/08/2014
Electronic publication date: 16/9/2014
Collection year: 2014
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The rollover accidents in the tractor semi-trailer are often fatal and many factors could cause the tractor semi-trailer rollover. In this paper, a rollover prevention control method was proposed based on real-time calculation of rollover index. The vehicle Center of Gravity (CG) height from the ground is an important parameter in the rollover index and it is estimated through lateral acceleration sensor and suspension deflection sensors. Comparing the rollover index with the preset threshold, the differential braking will be applied to corresponding wheels once the trigger conditions are met. A roll stability control simulation was performed on the dynamic model based on virtual prototyping. The results show that the rollover prevention control proposed in this paper can stabilize the tractor semi-trailer and prevent from rollover on high speed curve driving.