Robust design for improved vehicle handling under a range of maneuver conditions

Wei Chen*, Raman Garimella, Nestor Michelena

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this article, a robust design procedure is applied to achieve improved vehicle handling perfonnance as an integral part of simulation-based vehicle design. Recent developments in the field of robust design optimization and the techniques for creating global approximations of design behaviors are applied to improve the computational efficiency of robust vehicle design built upon sophisticated vehicle dynamic simulations. Our approach is applied to the design of a M916A1 6-wheel tractor / M870A2 3-axle semi-trailer. The results illustrate that the proposed procedure is effective for preventing the rollover of ground vehicles as well as for identifying a design that is not only optimal against the worst maneuver condition but is also robust with respect to a range of maneuver inputs. Furthermore, a comparison is made between a statistical approach and a bi-level optimization approach in terms of their effectiveness in solving robust design problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication25th Design Automation Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780791819715
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 1999 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1999 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Sep 12 1999Sep 16 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference


ConferenceASME 1999 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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