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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5658983, 7 pages
Research Article

The Loading Control Strategy of the Mobile Dynamometer Vehicle Based on Neural Network PID

College of Vehicle and Traffic Engineering, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471003, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Liyou Xu; moc.anis@2002uoylx

Received 23 February 2017; Accepted 26 April 2017; Published 17 May 2017

Academic Editor: Antonios Tsourdos

Copyright © 2017 Xianghai Yan et al. 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.


To solve the problems of low loading precision, slow response speed, and poor adaptive ability of a mobile dynamometer in a tractor traction test, a PID control strategy based on a radial basis function neural network with self-learning and adaptive ability is proposed. The mathematical model of the loading system is established, the algorithm of adaptive control is described, and the loading control method is simulated with MATLAB software. The system, which uses the NN-PID (neural network PID) control strategy, is used to test a YTO-MF554 tractor. Then, the proposed control strategy is validated. Results show that when the traction increases from 0 to 10 kN, the response time of the test system is 1.5 s, the average traction force in the stability range is 10.13 kN, and the maximum relative error of traction force is 2.2%. This control strategy can improve the response speed and steady-state accuracy and enhance the adaptive ability of the mobile dynamometer vehicle loading system. This study provides a reference for designing the adaptive controller of the mobile dynamometer vehicle loading system.