System identification and front-wheel steering control of motorcycle by computer-aided dynamics analysis

Yutaka Kamata, Hidekazu Nishimura

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System identification of a motorcycle by Computer-Aided Dynamics Analysis is introduced to design a control system for the attitude stabilization. The identified model can be reduced to the coupled mode system between the roll mode and the front-steering mode. We design the gain scheduled front steering control system using the roll angle as the feedback signal, which is according to the varying parameter of motorcycle velocity. It is verified from simulation results that the motorcycle attitude against disturbances is stabilized by the gain-scheduled controller at the wide range velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1309-1316
Number of pages8
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Attitude Control
  • Computer-Aided Dynamics Analysis
  • Front-Wheel Steering Control
  • Gain-Scheduled Control
  • System Identification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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