Fractional Calculus Control of Road Vehicle Lateral Stability after a Tire Blowout
Keywords:safety, blowout vehicle, lateral stability control, fractional calculus, braking moment
The lateral stability control of the vehicle can avoid serious traffic accidents when it had a tire blowout during the operation. This article proposes a robust nonlinear control method for controlling vehicle lateral stability after a tire blowout. To be exact, a seven degree of freedom dynamic model of vehicle with modified Dugoff tire model is established. The yaw moment of vehicle is performed by differential braking once the tire blowout occurring. As for control strategy, taking the linear two degree of freedom vehicle model as the reference, using the deviation of yaw rate and the vehicle side angle between the actual value and the reference value as the controller input parameters, the fractional calculus theory is utilized for yaw moment controller which was investigated by regulating the brake moment of blowout vehicle for improving its stability. The results of computer simulation show that the design controller of fractional PID can more effectively enhance the blowout vehicle performance stability compared with the vehicle with the non control, PID control, no matter in straight road or curve road.