This work proposes a method to simulate wheel lock of a Heavy Commercial Road Vehicle (HCRV) using pneumatic brake circuit on a brake dynamometer. The proposed methodology lumps the effects of wheel slip and load transfer during straight-line braking into ‘equivalent inertia’ on the wheels. This inertia profile could then be imported on a dynamometer interface and realized using suitable inertia discs and an electric motor. Equivalent inertia was computed from test datasets obtained from a Hardware-in-Loop (HiL) experimental system consisting of an air brake system and IPG TruckMaker®, a vehicle dynamic simulation software. These datasets were obtained for various road, vehicle load and braking conditions. This framework would facilitate the evaluation of wheel slip regulation algorithms using a brake dynamometer by capturing necessary dynamics of HCRVs during braking. It is expected that such testing can be placed between HiL and on-road tests, and would provide greater confidence in Active Safety Systems (ASSs) before their deployment on vehicles.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.