The Research of Fuzzy Variable Transmission Ratio for Steer-by-wire System of Electric Forklift

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Benxian Xiao 1,*

1. School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, 230009, China

* Corresponding author.


Received: 10 Aug. 2014 / Revised: 4 Nov. 2014 / Accepted: 17 Jan. 2015 / Published: 8 Apr. 2015

Index Terms

Electric Forklift, SBW System, Variable Transmission Ratio, Dynamic Correction of Yaw Velocity


Combining with the TE30 electric forklift produced by an enterprise, the principle of Steer-by-wire (SBW) system, steering motion state, ideal steering ratio are analyzed and studied. The biggest characteristic of SBW system is that the transmission ratio is free to design. Based on the establishment of two-degree-freedom linear model of Forklift, the paper designed the nonlinear transmission ratio function on vehicle speed and steering angle with the application of fuzzy control rules. The simulation results show that the fuzzy variable transmission ratio can make the yaw velocity gain tend to be constant, also can make Forklift light sensitive at low speeds and steady heavy at high speed. In order to ensure that the yaw velocity gain does not vary with the change of speed and steering angle, this paper presents a dynamic correction control strategy based on the steady-state control for Forklift. The simulation results show that the amplitudes of yaw velocity and sideslip angle are reduced with the dynamic correction of yaw velocity feedback, also the handling stability is improved.

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Benxian Xiao, "The Research of Fuzzy Variable Transmission Ratio for Steer-by-wire System of Electric Forklift", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.7, no.5, pp.31-39, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2015.05.05


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