Collaborative model analysis on ride comfort and handling stability

Yingjie Liu1 , Dawei Cui2

1, 2School of Mechanical-Electronic and Vehicle Engineering, Weifang University, Weifang, 261061, Shandong, China

1Corresponding author

Journal of Vibroengineering, Vol. 21, Issue 6, 2019, p. 1724-1737.
Received 14 December 2018; received in revised form 3 May 2019; accepted 14 May 2019; published 30 September 2019

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For considering the connection and mutual influences between ride comfort and handing stability of a vehicle, a collaborative study on the two performances is carried out in the paper. Firstly based on the UniTire model and combined with filtered white noise models for front and real road excitations, 4-DOF plane model for ride comfort and 2-DOF plane model for handling stability, a collaborative model for ride comfort and handing stability is built by adopting state equations, and a collaborative simulation algorithm for them is also proposed. Then, a collaborative simulation on the ride comfort and handing stability of a vehicle under common road grade and speed conditions is conducted. The results show that the ride comfort and handling stability of a vehicle can be simulated simultaneously by using the collaborative model. The handling stability parameters simulated with the linear UniTire model are larger than those simulated with the nonlinear UniTire model, indicating that it is obviously conservative to study vehicle handling stability with the linear UniTire model.

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  • A collaborative model for ride comfort and handing stability is built by adopting state equations
  • The handling stability model has no effect on the ride comfort model
  • The parameters obtained by the handling stability and the collaborative model don’t show certain regularity

Keywords: ride comfort, handing stability, collaborative model, collaborative simulation, UniTire model.


This paper was supported by the Science and Technology Program Foundation of Weifang under Grant 2015GX007 and the Foundation Research Funds for the Central Universities under Grant 3122016A004. The first author gratefully acknowledges the support agency.


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