Modelon to present at AVEC '16 in Munich

Real-Time Simulation of Elasto-kinematic Multi-body Vehicle Models

Munich University of Applied Sciences
Lothstraße 64, 80335 Munich

13 - 16 September 2016

Modelon will be present at AVEC 2016, the 13th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control, in Munich, on September 13-16. The AVEC Symposium is one of the leading international events on vehicle dynamics and advanced vehicle control.

Modelon’s team will participate in the exhibition, and during the scientific sessions will present a study concerning Real-Time Simulation of Elasto-kinematic Multi-body Vehicle Models. This is a result of a fruitful collaboration between Modelon and Volvo Car Group.

The study presents the development of a real-time capable high fidelity multi-body vehicle dynamics model based on differential algebraic equations that is compiled into ordinary differential equations using index reduction, symbolic manipulation and equation sorting. This model is shown to closely match an offline high fidelity model based on high index solvers.

The real-time model directly references the model parameters used by the offline model and can be distributed in executable form according to standard interfaces.

The presented approach is important for design engineers in vehicle dynamics and control because it gives a more accurate and configurable real-time multi-body vehicle model compared to the current lookup-table based solution.

The presentation takes place on September 14, at 16.30, room R 1.045 (Session: Stability and Modelling).


Front suspension in test rig
Front linkage layout

The main objective of AVEC symposium is to bring together the world's leading scientists and experts in the fields of vehicle dynamics and advanced vehicle control. Latest developments and progress in research will be presented and discussed at the symposium and new impulses be given. As the vehicle continues its evolution into an increasingly ‘scientific’ product at a rapid pace, cross-fertilization between industry and academia cultivated by AVEC symposia is more relevant than ever and an opportunity not to be missed.

AVEC'16 will put a special focus on automatic driving and autonomous driving functions, integrated control of interacting control systems, controlled suspension systems, active wheel torque distribution and vehicle state and parameter estimation. Because automatic driving is not ready to go into mass production in the near future, the driver's assistance is seen as a bridge technology in this direction and will be focused at AVEC'16 as well.

by Peter Sundström