Title Narrow Tilting Vehicles
Subtitle Mechanism, Dynamics, and Control (Synthesis Lectures on Advances in Automotive Technology)
Author Chen Tang, Amir Khajepour
ISBN 9781681735924
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 88
Book size 191 X 235 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Morgan & Claypool Publishers (Eurospan Group)
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To resolve the urban transportation challenges like congestion, parking, fuel consumption, and pollution, narrow urban vehicles which are small in footprint and light in their gross weight are proposed. Apart from the narrow cabin design, these vehicles are featured by their active tilting system, which automatically tilts the cabin like a motorcycle during the cornering for comfort and safety improvements. Such vehicles have been manufactured and utilized in city commuter programs. However, there is no book that systematically discusses the mechanism, dynamics, and control of narrow tilting vehicles (NTVs).

In this book, motivations for building NTVs and various tilting mechanisms designs are reviewed, followed by the study of their dynamics. Finally, control algorithms designed to fully utilize the potential of tilting mechanisms in narrow vehicles are discussed. Special attention is paid to an efficient use of the control energy for rollover mitigation, which greatly enhance the stability of NTVs with optimized operational costs.




Chapter 1. Urban Vehicles and Narrow Tilting Vehicles • Issues in Urban Transportation • Narrow Urban Vehicle as a Solution • Toward Narrow Tilting Vehicles

Chapter 2. Tilting Mechanisms and Actuators • Mechanisms for Partial Tilting Vehicles • Mechanisms for Full Tilting Vehicles • Challenges in Tilting Mechanism Design • Integrated Suspension Tilting System • Conclusions

Chapter 3. Tilting Vehicle Dynamics • Tilting Forces and Lateral Dynamics • Roll Dynamics and Rollover Index • Integrated Re-Configurable Model • Suspension Designs for NTV Stability • Roll Angle Analysis • Load Distribution Analysis • Application in Suspension Mechanism Design • Conclusions

Chapter 4. Tilting Vehicle Control • Challenges in Tilting Controller Design • Review of Active Roll Control Approaches • Active Roll Control for Conventional Vehicles • Active Roll Control for Narrow Tilting Vehicles • Envelope-Based Roll Stability Control • Motivation for Envelope-Based Control • Steady-State Roll Moment Envelope • Steady-State Roll Angle Envelope • Simulation Environment Setup • Feed-Forward Tilting Control • Integrated Feedback Control: SMC Design Example • Motivation and Objective • Control Structure • Simulation Results • Holistic Envelope Control: MPC Design Example • Non-Minimum Phase in Active Tilting Control • Roll Constraint Envelope with MPC • Integrated Stability Envelope • Simulation Results

Chapter 5. Conclusions


Authors’ Biographies

About the Authors:

Chen Tang is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering with the University of Waterloo, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2018. He received his B.Sc.and M.Sc. in mechanical engineering from Tongji University, China in 2009 and 2012, respectively. His research interests include vehicle dynamics and control, advanced chassis systems,and intelligent transportation systems.

Amir Khajepour is a professor in the department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems, and NSERC/General Motors Industrial Research Chair in Holistic Vehicle Control. His expertise is in several key multidisciplinary areas including system modeling, control, and vehicle dynamics. His research has resulted in many patents and technology transfers. He is the author of more than 500 journal and conference publications as well as several books. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers,and the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering.

Target Audience:

This book is helpful for those who want to understand the issues and solutions regarding urban transportation systems. Useful for people interested in mechanical engineering and automotive technology.


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