Development of control algorithm for ABS-suspension integration to reduce rotational acceleration oscillations of wheel


TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL, vol.40, no.3, pp.1018-1034, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this study, we aimed to obtain smoother wheel rotational acceleration during braking with an activated anti-lock brake system (ABS). This produces effective and easily controlled rotational acceleration of a wheel by an ABS control unit. For this, the wheel load is changed by considering the interaction between the brake pressure change rates and rotational acceleration of the wheel. This is provided by means of the control strategy developed in this study. The rules of the control strategy are based on ABS test results. These tests are conducted with soft, medium-hard and hard dampers on wet and slippery road surfaces. Therefore, the control strategy changes the wheel load by setting the damper stage according to agreement between brake pressure and wheel rotational acceleration. Here, the control strategy constantly applies the damping force of the damper providing the shortest braking distance under wet or slippery road conditions. All results show that the control strategy considerably improves wheel rotational acceleration oscillations during braking with an activated ABS.