Surface irregularity acts as a major excitation source in off-road driving that induces vibration of the vehicle body through the tire assembly and the suspension system. When adding ground deformability, this excitation is modulated by the soil properties and operating conditions. The underlying mechanisms that govern ground behavior can be explained and modeled drawing on Terramechanics. Based on this theory, a comprehensive quarter-car model of off-road vehicle is presented that takes into account tire/soil interaction. The model can handle the general case of compliant wheel rolling on compliant ground and it allows ride and road holding performance to be evaluated in the time and frequency domain. An extensive set of simulation tests is included to assess the impact of various surface roughness and ground deformability through a parameter study, showing the potential of the proposed model to describe the behavior of off-road vehicles for design and performance optimization purposes.

On the vibration analysis of off-road vehicles: Influence of terrain deformation and irregularity

Reina G.
;
Leanza A.;
2018-01-01

Abstract

Surface irregularity acts as a major excitation source in off-road driving that induces vibration of the vehicle body through the tire assembly and the suspension system. When adding ground deformability, this excitation is modulated by the soil properties and operating conditions. The underlying mechanisms that govern ground behavior can be explained and modeled drawing on Terramechanics. Based on this theory, a comprehensive quarter-car model of off-road vehicle is presented that takes into account tire/soil interaction. The model can handle the general case of compliant wheel rolling on compliant ground and it allows ride and road holding performance to be evaluated in the time and frequency domain. An extensive set of simulation tests is included to assess the impact of various surface roughness and ground deformability through a parameter study, showing the potential of the proposed model to describe the behavior of off-road vehicles for design and performance optimization purposes.
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