Development and validation of a modular simulation model for commercial vehicles

W.J.E. Evers, I.J.M. Besselink, H. Nijmeijer, A.C.M. Knaap, van der

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In this paper a modular truck semi-trailer model is developed in the multi-body toolbox SimMechanics, which is part of MATLAB/Simulink. It can be used to analyse a wide range of active control solutions (anywhere in the model), as well as the influence of passive vehicle modifications. As the model is modular, it is relatively easy (compared to conventional multi-body software packages) to modify or replace any of the components as well as the number and type of trailer axles. The model is validated using a wide range of measurement data obtained from measurements on a real air sprung tractor semi-trailer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-153
JournalInternational Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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