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Mapped Steering

Mapped steering with speed-dependent option

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  • Vehicle Dynamics Blockset / Steering

  • Mapped Steering block

Description

The Mapped Steering block implements lookup tables to calculate the right and left wheel angles. Use the Speed dependent parameter to implement a speed-dependent table for the steering angle calculations. The block uses the vehicle coordinate system.

Steering Wheel Angle

If you set Steering type to Steering wheel angle, the block implements these tables.

Speed DependentImplementationCalculations
on (default)

Block uses three tables:

  • fs — Function of vehicle speed

  • fL — Function of superimposed steering wheel angle

  • fR — Function of superimposed steering wheel angle

δSpdF=fs(v)δSuprImp=δSpdFδinδL=fL(δSuprImp)δR=fR(δSuprImp)

off

Block uses two tables:

  • fL — Function of steering wheel angle

  • fR — Function of steering wheel angle

δL=fL(δin)δR=fR(δin)

Rack Travel Displacement

If you set Steering type to Rack travel displacement, the block implements these tables.

Speed DependentImplementationCalculations
on (default)

Block uses three tables:

  • fs — Function of vehicle speed

  • fL — Function of rack displacement

  • fR — Function of rack displacement

δSpdF=fs(v)δSuprImp=δSpdFδinΔRack=δSuprImpGrδL=fL(ΔRack)δR=fR(ΔRack)

off

Block uses two tables:

  • fL — Function of rack displacement

  • fR — Function of rack displacement

ΔRack=δinGrδL=fL(ΔRack)δR=fR(ΔRack)

The block uses a gear ratio to adjust the rack displacement. To use a

  • Constant gear ratio, set Gear ratio parameterized by to Constant.

  • Gear ratio as a function of steering angle, set Gear ratio parameterized by to Lookup table.

The equations use these variables.

δin

Steering wheel angle

δSpdF

Steering wheel angle speed factor

δSuprImp

Superimposed steering wheel angle

δL, δR

Left and right wheel angles, respectively

ΔRack

Rack displacement

GrGear ratio

Ports

Input

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Steering angle, δin, in rad.

Use the Steering angle breakpoints, StrgAngBpts parameter to specify a steering angle range. By default, the value is set to 1.25*pi, which limits the steering angle to a range of -1.25*pi to 1.25*pi.

Vehicle speed, Vehspd, in m/s.

Dependencies

To create this port, select Speed dependent.

Output

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Bus signal containing these block calculations.

SignalDescriptionVariableUnit

AngLft

Left wheel angle

δL

rad

AngRght

Left wheel angle

δR

rad

Left wheel angle, δL, in rad.

Right wheel angle, δR, in rad.

Parameters

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Options

Select to use speed-dependent tables.

Dependencies

Selecting this parameter creates input port VehSpd.

If you set Steering type to Steering wheel angle, the block implements these tables.

Speed DependentImplementation
on (default)

Block uses three tables:

  • fs — Function of vehicle speed

  • fL — Function of superimposed steering wheel angle

  • fR — Function of superimposed steering wheel angle

off

Block uses two tables:

  • fL — Function of steering wheel angle

  • fR — Function of steering wheel angle

If you set Steering type to Rack travel displacement, the block implements these tables.

Speed DependentImplementation
on (default)

Block uses three tables:

  • fs — Function of vehicle speed

  • fL — Function of rack displacement

  • fR — Function of rack displacement

off

Block uses two tables:

  • fL — Function of rack displacement

  • fR — Function of rack displacement

Steering angle breakpoints, in rad.

Dependencies

If you set Steering type to Rack travel displacement, to enable this parameter, set Gear ratio parameterized by to Lookup table.

Rack displacement breakpoints, in mm.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set Steering type to Rack travel displacement and Gear ratio parameterized by to Lookup table.

Gear ratio table as a function of rack displacement, in mm/rev.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set Steering type to Rack travel displacement and Gear ratio parameterized by to Lookup table.

Gear ratio constant, in mm/rev.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set Steering type to Rack travel displacement and Gear ratio parameterized by to Constant.

Left wheel angle table, δL, in rad.

Right wheel angle table, δR, in rad.

Vehicle speed breakpoints, in m/s.

Dependencies

To create this parameter, select Speed dependent.

Superimposed speed factor table, ƒs, dimensionless. The table is a factor of vehicle speed, v.

Dependencies

To create this parameter, select Speed dependent.

References

[1] Crolla, David, David Foster, et al. Encyclopedia of Automotive Engineering. Volume 4, Part 5 (Chassis Systems) and Part 6 (Electrical and Electronic Systems). Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015.

[2] Gillespie, Thomas. Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics. Warrendale, PA: Society of Automotive Engineers, 1992.

[3] Vehicle Dynamics Standards Committee. Vehicle Dynamics Terminology. SAE J670. Warrendale, PA: Society of Automotive Engineers, 2008.

Extended Capabilities

C/C++ Code Generation
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Version History

Introduced in R2018a