This paper describes a force feedback system based on real-time multibody dynamic analysis. This system can provide the analyzed reactive force to the operator through the operational device. In this study, this system is used as a steering torque feedback simulator of an automobile. This simulator can provide the haptic sensation of the steering wheel to the operator. For the purpose of evaluating the validity of the developed simulator, we conducted some vehicle running tests with an experimental electric vehicle. The results of these tests were compared with the results simulated on the steering torque feedback simulator. It was shown that the developed simulator can provide a suitable steering torque to the operator.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.
T. Shiiba, Y. Sato, T. Saitoh and Y. Tanaka, Development of Force Feedback System Based on Realtime Analysis of Multibody Dynamics, Proc. of the Third Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics, No. 671 (2006).
E. J. Haug, Computer Aided Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanical Systems, Allyn and Bacon, (1989).
Y. Takei, N. Takahashi, H. Nishimura and H. Tajima, Virtual Model Simulation of Suspension Taking Account of Its Geometry (in Japanese), Proc. of the 9th MOVIC, JSME, No.05-15 (2005), 220–224.
H. B. Pacejka, Tyre and Vehicle Dynamics, Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd., (2002).
Dr. Taichi Shiiba received a Doctor of Engineering from The University of Tokyo in 2001. He became an Associate Professor at Meiji University in 2007. A Member of JSME and JSAE, his major areas are multibody dynamics, vehicle dynamics, and driving simulators.
Wataru Murata received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Meiji University in 2007. His research interests are vehicle dynamics, real-time analysis, and multibody dynamics.
About this article
Cite this article
Shiiba, T., Murata, W. Experimental validation of steering torque feedback simulator through vehicle running test. J Mech Sci Technol 23, 954–959 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12206-009-0320-9