Mobility improvement of wheeled military vehicles using preview controlled active ride height system


Kale A., BAŞLAMIŞLI S. Ç.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART D-JOURNAL OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/09544070221075426
  • Journal Name: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART D-JOURNAL OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Ride-height control, mobility improvement, multi-axle vehicle, active suspension, MPC controller, preview control
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study aims to provide a method to increase the mobility capabilities of wheeled military vehicles such as off-road trench and obstacle crossing by designing a preview control strategy based on model predictive control (MPC). The study is divided into three parts. The first part aims to create a vehicle dynamics model with active suspension and a co-simulation environment involving MATLAB(R) and MSC ADAMS/Car (TM). In the second part, the level of achievable improvement in the vehicle's operational abilities is investigated. Here, it is aimed to develop a controller and optimize vehicle ride height and attitude for improving mobility operations. Measured road data is used to improve the controller performance and create an obstacle crossing algorithm. Finally, a comparison of simulation results for different land operation scenarios is given for both uncontrolled and controlled systems based on which improvement levels are determined.