System modelling and analysis of the driveability response of 4WD vehicle

Raja Mazuir Bin Raja Ahsan Shah, R. Peter Jones, Jasjit Pawar

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This paper presents a system modeling approach for examining the driveability of Four Wheels Drive vehicle. One of key elements to assess the vehicle driveability is to expose the vehicle under harsh driving conditions such as feeding the crankshaft with wide open throttle torque within a short period of time. As a result of this abrupt torque excitation, the vehicle is expected to generate low frequency responses and deliver discomfort feelings induced by resonance effects on sensitive human organs. Understanding the interaction across vehicle component levels is imperative to address the root cause of driveability issues. Frequency migration analysis was carried out to determine the prevailing factors and sub-system components that control this occurrence. Matrices consisting of a range of frequencies have been structured
and analysed to precisely pinpoint the sensitivity of vehicle shuffle frequency migration based on different operating modes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-601
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Review of Mechanical Engineering (IREME)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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