Teach Vehicle System Dynamics and Controls in LabVIEW

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Control Design Resources

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These tutorials show how to use LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module and LabVIEW MathScript RT Module for analyzing vehicle kinematics, dynamics, steering, braking, and suspension. steering control, ABS and passive suspension controller design will also be discussed.

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  1. Resources
  2. References

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Vehicle System Dynamics and Controls

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1. Resources

Introduction to Control Design and Simulation in 3 Hours using LabVIEW

This 3 hour short course is designed as an instructor-led and self study introduction to the control design process. This includes modeling, designing, simulating, and deploying a controller using LabVIEW and the LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module. The course includes a presentation, manual, exercises, and solutions.  Visit the website...

Getting Started Guide for the Robotics Prototyping Kit

This getting started guide walks you through setting up a mobile robot using the NI LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit. The prototype uses LabVIEW 2009 and the LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA modules to program an NI sbRIO-9631 device. Use this document to learn how to create a mobile robot that scans for objects in its path and redirects itself to avoid them. Visit the website...

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2. References

  • Prof. Raul. G. Longoria, ME, University of Texas, Austin


  • Wong, J.Y., Theory of Ground Vehicles, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 1993 (2nd) or 2001 (3rd) edition.
  • Gillespie, T.D., Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, SAE, Warrendale, PA, 1992.
  • K. Ogata, System Dynamics (any edition), Prentice-Hall
  • K. Ogata, Modern Control Engineering, (any edition), Prentice-Hall
  • ADAMS Theory:  McConville and McGrath (1998)
  • Steeds, W., Mechanics of Road Vehicles, Iliffe and Sons, Ltd., London, 1960.
  • R. Bosch, Driving Safety Systems, SAE, 1999.
  • W.T. Thomson, “Theory of Vibration with Applications”, Prentice-Hall, 1993.
  • Karnopp, D. and G. Heess, “Electronically Controllable Vehicle Suspensions,” Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 20, No. 3-4, pp. 207-217, 1991.


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