Stability and controllability analysis of a motorcycle

Hidekazu Nishimura, Shaopeng Zhu, Shunsuke Iwamatsu, Hiroshi Tajima

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a linearized system of a motorcycle and its stability and controllability analysis is done. The equation of motion for the motorcycle have been obtained using the multi-body dynamics analysis assuming that the motorcycle consists of four rigid parts with nine degrees of freedom. In this model the cross-sectional shape of the tire was described as a half circle and its deformation has been taken into account. By carrying out simulations it has been verified that the responses to the front-steering impulsive torque are in good agreement with those of a marketed dynamics analysis software. Two inputs of the steering torque and the driving torque of the rear wheel are taken into consideration. By using the balanced realization method the gramians of the linearized system are obtained to examine the reduced-order model with the frequency responses and the impulsive responses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007
Pages2011-2020
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 17
Event6th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, presented at - 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2007 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2007 Sep 42007 Sep 7

Publication series

Name2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007
Volume5 PART C

Other

Other6th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, presented at - 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2007
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period07/9/407/9/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Nishimura, H., Zhu, S., Iwamatsu, S., & Tajima, H. (2008). Stability and controllability analysis of a motorcycle. In 2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007 (pp. 2011-2020). (2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007; Vol. 5 PART C). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2007-35038