Elucidating Vehicle Lateral Dynamics Using a Bifurcation Analysis

  title={Elucidating Vehicle Lateral Dynamics Using a Bifurcation Analysis},
  author={Der-Cherng Liaw and Hsin-Han Chiang and Tsu-Tian Lee},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems},
Issues of stability and bifurcation phenomena in vehicle lateral dynamics are presented. Based on the assumption of constant driving speed, a second-order nonlinear lateral dynamics model is obtained. Local stability and existence conditions for saddle-node bifurcation appearing in vehicle dynamics with respect to the variations in front wheel steering angle are then derived via system linearization and local bifurcation analysis. Bifurcation phenomena occurring in vehicle lateral dynamics… CONTINUE READING