ERIC Number: ED259945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
VTI Driving Simulator: Mathematical Model of a Four-wheeled Vehicle for Simulation in Real Time. VTI Rapport 267A.
VTI Rapport, n267A 1984
This report contains a theoretical model for describing the motion of a passenger car. The simulation program based on this model is used in conjunction with an advanced driving simulator and run in real time. The mathematical model is complete in the sense that the dynamics of the engine, transmission and steering system is described in some detail. Tire forces are given by tabular data. Steering and suspension compliances are lumped together with the tire forces to give effective cornering characteristics. Wheel rotational equations are integrated and the associated difficulties discussed. Rolling resistance and aerodynamic forces are included to some extent. The model is validated during transient manoeuvers and the results correspond well with field test data. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Driver Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Models, Motor Vehicles, Simulation
Swedish Road and Traffic Research Inst., S-581 01, Linkoping, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Road and Traffic Research Inst., Linkoping.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden