Modelling and simulation of a wheeled land vehicle

Lafcı, Alp
Land transportation is the main form of transportation around the world. Since the invention of the car land transportation changed drastically. As the cars took a solid part in human lives with the developments in electronics and robotics unmanned land vehicles are the future of both commercial and military land transportation. Today armies want unmanned land vehicles to provide logistical support to the units near threat zones and commercial firms want them to deliver goods more reliably and with less expense. In this thesis, mainly, a 6DoF dynamical model for a four wheeled land vehicle is developed and an autopilot design is presented using PID techniques. For dynamical modeling of the vehicle internal combustion engines, transmissions, tires, suspensions, aero dynamical drag forces and brakes are studied and the model is tested over some scenarios for evaluating its performance.


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Citation Formats
A. Lafcı, “Modelling and simulation of a wheeled land vehicle,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.