Improvement of vehicle directional stability in cornering based on yaw moment control

Weon Young Youn, Jae Bok Song

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In this research any abnormal motion of a vehicle is detected by utilizing the difference between the reference and actual yaw velocities as sell as the information on vehicle slip angle and slip angular velocity. This information is then used as a criterion for execution of the yaw moment control. A yaw moment control algorithm based on the brake control is proposed for improving the directional stability of the vehicle. The controller executes brake controls to provide each wheel with adequate brake pressures, which generate the needed yaw moment. It is shown that the proposed yaw moment control logic can provide excellent cornering capabilities even on low friction roads. This active control scheme can prevent a vehicle from behaving abnormally, and can assist normal drivers in coping with dangerous situations as well as experienced drivers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)836-844
Number of pages9
JournalKSME International Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug


  • Brake control
  • Vehicle dynamics control
  • Vehicle slip angle
  • Yaw moment control
  • Yaw velocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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