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Title: Modelling and analysis of traction control systems in automobiles
Author: Crossley, Paul Richard
ISNI:       0000 0001 3398 5131
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 1992
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This thesis begins with a brief overview of vehicle control. The thesis places powertrain control, which is discussed in more detail, within the wider context of vehicle control. Traction control is one aspect of powertrain control. The available methods of traction control are reviewed together with a discussion on the systems in current production. The traditional method adopted by the automotive industry for traction control is analysed. The powertrain system is analysed from a control stand-point and a control oriented approach to traction control design identified. The emphasis in this thesis is on the analysis of traction control systems. The analysis is performed on simulation models and is supported by implementations on the real vehicle. The level of modelling appropriate for the analysis is justified and models developed in a modular manner. The individual modules are developed on the basis of published material and previous work within Ford Motor Company. Based on the analysis, two traction control strategies are developed which are subsequently developed and implemented on real vehicles. The results of this vehicle work is discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics