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Advances in Mathematical Physics
Volume 2014, Article ID 308285, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/308285
Research Article

Investigations on Vehicle Rollover Prevention Using LQG Regulator

1Sathyabama University, Chennai 119, India
2Anna University, Chennai 25, India

Received 18 August 2014; Revised 5 November 2014; Accepted 6 November 2014; Published 9 December 2014

Academic Editor: Alkesh Punjabi

Copyright © 2014 Binda Mridula Balakrishnan and Marimuthu Rajaram. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper presents results of an initial investigation into vehicle roll model and control strategies suitable for preventing vehicle untripped rollovers. For vehicles that are deemed to be susceptible to wheel-liftoff, various control strategies are implemented in simulation. In this study, the authors propose a method for rollover prevention that does not require such accurate contact information. The validity of the stability margin is shown, and it is used to realize rollover prevention in the direction of the roll. The primary assumption in their implementation is that the vehicle in question is equipped with a conventional controller system.