Sliding Mode Control of Vehicle Dynamics
The control of the longitudinal, lateral and vertical dynamics of two and four-wheeled vehicles, both of conventional type as well as fully-electric, is important not only for general safety of vehicular traffic in general, but also for future automated driving.
Sliding Mode Control of Vehicular Dynamics provides an overview of this important topic. Topics covered include an introduction to sliding mode control; longitudinal vehicle dynamics control via sliding modes generation; sliding mode control of traction and braking in two-wheeled vehicles; lateral vehicle dynamics control via sliding modes generation; stability control of heavy vehicles; sliding mode approach in semi-active suspension control; and observer-based parameter identification for vehicle dynamics assessment. Each chapter introduces the problem formulation and a general overview of its physical aspects, provides a survey of the relevant literature on the topic, and reports on the authors' contributions to solving the control problem.
The book is essential reading for researchers involved in vehicle control, from both industry and academia, as well as advanced students.
About the Editors
Antonella Ferrara is Full Professor of Automatic Control at the University of Pavia. Her research activities are focused on sliding mode control, automotive control, and robotics; she has authored or co-authored more than 300 papers on these topics. She is Associate Editor of the IEEE CSS Control Systems Magazine and of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, as well as member of the program committee of numerous international conferences. She served as Coordinator of the Pavia Research Unit in the European project PROTECTOR on automatic control of vehicles, and is Principal Investigator in the European project ITEAM on vehicle dynamics control. She is Senior Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society, and member of several related Technical Committees. She was chair of the IEEE CSS Women in Control Standing Committee.