A new automotive controllable differential is proposed and tested, firstly in software environment and, successively, following a hardware in the loop procedure based on the employment of the physical prototype. The device is based on the employment of magnetorheological fluid, whose magnetization allows to generate the locking torque and, consequently, the corrective yaw moment. A vehicle model has been derived and adopted for the design of a yaw moment controller based on the sliding mode approach. Some feedbacks requested by the controller have been estimated by means of an extended Kalman filter. The obtained results show the effectiveness of the device in terms of vehicle dynamics improvement. Indeed, the results reached by the vehicle in presence of the new differential confirm the improved performances for both steady and unsteady state manoeuvres. Moreover, the hardware in the loop testing allows to overcome the limits due to the modelling of the differential, fully validating the physical prototype.

Enhancement of vehicle dynamics via an innovative magnetorheological fluid limited slip differential

RUSSO, RICCARDO;STRANO, salvatore;TERZO, MARIO
2016

Abstract

A new automotive controllable differential is proposed and tested, firstly in software environment and, successively, following a hardware in the loop procedure based on the employment of the physical prototype. The device is based on the employment of magnetorheological fluid, whose magnetization allows to generate the locking torque and, consequently, the corrective yaw moment. A vehicle model has been derived and adopted for the design of a yaw moment controller based on the sliding mode approach. Some feedbacks requested by the controller have been estimated by means of an extended Kalman filter. The obtained results show the effectiveness of the device in terms of vehicle dynamics improvement. Indeed, the results reached by the vehicle in presence of the new differential confirm the improved performances for both steady and unsteady state manoeuvres. Moreover, the hardware in the loop testing allows to overcome the limits due to the modelling of the differential, fully validating the physical prototype.
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