In September 2022 two secondments from TUIL (Valentin Ivanov) and UTC (Hugo Pousseur) to the University of Tokyo have been started. They are focused on the development of new estimation techniques required to the active wheel corner control.
The recent OWHEEL paper “Electric Vehicle Corner Architecture: Driving Comfort Evaluation Using Objective Metrics” presented by Viktor Skrickij on 2022 WCX SAE World Congress Experience is now published in the Open Access. The manuscript can be downloaded here: <Link>
Dr Cor-Jacques Kat from the Vehicle Dynamics Group at the University of Pretoria, South Africa recently completed a month secondment to Tenneco in Belgium. During this secondment, laboratory and proving ground tests were conducted at Tenneco’s Monroe Engineering Technical Center, Sint-Truiden, Belgium and Ford’s proving ground in Lommel, Belgium. The aim of the tests were to better understand difference thresholds of whole-body vibration and how it can be used in vehicle suspension design. Dr Kat also attended the mid-term project meeting hosted by UNIMORE in Modena, Italy.
On 27-28 June 2022 the OWHEEL consortium has organised the mid-term review meeting hosted by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. The attendees have not only reported about the intermediate project results but also participated in a memorable technical tour to Maserati Factory and the Enzo Ferrari Museum.
Ciro Tordela, a PhD Student of the University of Naples “Federico II”, carried out its Secondment with Arrival Germany, a OWHEEL industrial partner. The aim of the Unina-Arrival Secondment (from 16/03/2022 to 23/06/2022) regarded the development of two controllers for a Brake-by-Wire system, in particular, a Gain scheduled PID with a Feedforward Compensator and a nonlinear controller called Gain Scheduled Generalized Super Twisting.
European Research Executive Agency has published presentations and reports with the evaluation of outcomes of the MSCA European Green Deal Cluster 2021 event. OWHEEL consortium is proud to contribute to this activity. You can find all documents though this link.
Two researhers from Vilnius Tech, Paulius Kojis (left) and Šarūnas Šukevičius (right), finished their visits to Arrival GmbH in Pforzheim. This collaboration had a focus on the modification of the front suspension and its preparation for the in-wheel motor application.
OWHEEL researchers from VilniusTech, TU Delft, Tenneco, and TU Ilmenau have co-organised a Special Session on Advanced Wheel Corner Concepts on the SAE WCX™ World Congress Experience. Two presentations were directly related to the OWHEEL outcomes:
- Zuraulis, V., Kojis, P., Marotta, R., Šukevičius, Š. et al., “Electric Vehicle Corner Architecture: Driving Comfort Evaluation Using Objective Metrics”
- Marotta, R., Strano, S., Terzo, M., Tordela, C. et al., “Active Control of Camber and Toe Angles to Improve Vehicle Ride Comfort”
We are encourage our colelagues and partners to submit the proposals to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Staff Exchanges Call supervised by European Research Executive Agency (REA) . This is great opportunity for enhancement of professional skills and knowledge through international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration.
More information can be found here: Link
New paper “Feasibility of A Neural Network-Based Virtual Sensor for Vehicle Unsprung Mass Relative Velocity Estimation”, co-authored by OWHEEL fellows from VilniusTech, Tenenco, TU Delft, and TU Ilmenau is published in Sensors MDPI Journal. The manuscript can be downloaded here: link