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IJMERR 2022 Vol.11(4): 255-261

Estimation of Rolling Resistance, Tire Temperature and Inflation Pressure of Heavy-duty Vehicle

Viet Thuan Nguyen 1, Van Dong Nguye 1, and Mohamed Bouteldja 2
1. The University of Danang, University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Transportation Mechanical Engineering, 54 Nguyen Luong Bang Street, Danang City, Vietnam
2. Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Mobility, Land Planning and the Environment (CEREMA), Bron, France

Abstract—Rolling resistance depends closely on tire temperature and inflation pressure. Effective radius, which affect adhesion coefficient, is influenced by inflation pressure and vehicle velocity. Exploiting this complex relation, this paper proposes a model of this relation and then, a nonlinear observer allowing to estimate the rolling resistance, the tire temperature and the inflation pressure. Using only the measured wheel rotational speed and vehicle velocity, which available from CAN-bus of vehicle, this system does not require any additional physical sensor. This nonlinear observer bases on the sliding-mode observer technique due to its robustness and finite convergence time. The novelty of this approach is the capacity to provide the good estimations of many grandeurs of vehicle tire though the existence of disturbance and variation of uncertain parameters. The challenge obviously still exists with the indistinguishability between rolling resistance and air drag force. The applicability of proposed models and observer is confirmed by the simulation results where the estimation errors are in an acceptable range.

Index Terms—rolling resistance, inflation pressure, tire temperature, effective radius, observer, sliding-mode

Cite: Viet Thuan Nguyen, Van Dong Nguyen, and Mohamed Bouteldja, "Estimation of Rolling Resistance, Tire Temperature and Inflation Pressure of Heavy-duty Vehicle," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 255-261, April 2022. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.11.4.255-261

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