MODELS OF VEHICULAR COLLISION: DEVELOPMENT AND SIMULATION WITH EMPHASIS ON SAFETY. I: DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL FOR A SINGLE VEHICLE
O. M. O'REILLY, P. PAPADOPOULOS, G.-J. LO and P. C. VARADI
California PATH Research Report UCB-ITS-PRR 97-15, 1997
The development of a novel model for a single vehicle is outlined in this report. The model uses the theory of a Cosserat point to account for the deformable nature of the vehicle. This theory is supplemented with various developments from vehicle system dynamics, such as suspension and tyre models. The complete set of ordinary differential equations governing the vehicle's motion are presented and numerical simulations of the model under various operating conditions are discussed. Several generalizations of the model presented here are possibl, and these are mentioned throughout the report.