Six‐degree‐of‐freedom three‐wheeled‐vehicle model validation
All authors:
Gawade T.R., Mukherjee S, Mohan D
Host organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Publication year: 2005
Published in:
Journal of Automobile Engineering 219, 487‐498. (Proceedings of the I MECH E Part D)
Research theme: Mobility and Access, Walking and Cycling
traffic safety, road safety
Research article
A spatial six-degree of freedom (DOF) mathematical model of a Three-Wheeled Vehicle (TWV) used extensively in Asian countries is developed. The governing equations are derived and integrated explicitly without liberalization to yield a large deformation model that can be used for parametric studies. The model includes suspension model, tire compliance, lateral force due to cornering stiffness and rolling resistance at the tire. The model is validated against vertical accelerations measured when passing over a road bump. The lateral motion is validated through a steady state circular test procedure.
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