E.S. Ozturk

Istanbul Technical University, İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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Publications (5)3.14 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents the design and implementation of a semi-active suspension control system for a light commercial vehicle using continuously varying dampers, accelerometers, and an onboard processor. The control algorithms such as sky-hook, ground-hook, and hybrid are designed based on the vertical velocities of each quarter of the car. These velocities are estimated from Kalman filter using quarter car vehicle model. The controllers are implemented in an actual vehicle equipped with the developed semiactive suspensions system and their performance are compared. Sky-hook control improved ride comfort by reducing body accelerations in the 1-3 Hz range, ground-hook control improved road holding by reducing wheel accelerations in the 10-15 Hz range, and hybrid control results were in between the sky-hook and ground-hook results. The main contribution of this paper is the successful implementation of the semiactive suspension control strategies on an actual vehicle with accompanying experimental results.
    IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 11/2008; · 3.14 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This paper is on designing a multi-objective, robust parameter space steering controller for yaw stability improvement of a light commercial vehicle and its testing on a hardware-in-the-loop steering test rig. A linear single track model of the light commercial vehicle is used for controller design while its nonlinear version is used during hardware-in-the-loop simulations. The multi-objective design method used here maps D-stability, mixed sensitivity and phase margin bounds into the parameter space of chosen disturbance observer based steering controller filter parameters. The resulting controller design is tested using offline and hardware-in-the-loop simulations. A hardware-in-the-loop simulation test rig with the actual rack and pinion mechanism of the light commercial vehicle under study was built for this purpose. The steering control actuator is placed on the second pinion of the double pinion steering test system used. The hardware and geometry of the steering test rig are identical to the implementation of the steering system in the test vehicle. Unnecessary and expensive road testing is avoided with this approach as most problems are identified and solved in the hardware-in-the-loop simulation phase conducted in the laboratory where the steering subsystem and its controller exist as hardware and the rest of the vehicle being implemented exists as real time capable software. Hardware-in-the-loop simulation results show the effectiveness of the controller design proposed in this paper in tracking desired steering dynamics and in rejecting yaw disturbance moments.
    Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 2007 IEEE; 07/2007
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    ABSTRACT: According to traffic accident data, the majority of severe road accidents occur at night. It is, therefore, of great importance to use available technology to contribute to road safety by improving the visual conditions provided by vehicle headlights. This paper presents the hardware in the loop simulation of an adaptive headlight system for motor vehicles. The adaptive headlight system is an active safety system, where the headlamp orientation control system rotates the right and left low beam headlights independently and keeps the beam as parallel to the curved road as possible to provide better night time visibility. In the paper, the real time vehicle and road models used are presented first. The hardware-in-the-loop simulation setup proposed for testing the adaptive headlight concept is then given. Real time simulations using this simulator are used to illustrate the approach
    Computer Aided Control System Design, 2006 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, 2006 IEEE; 11/2006
  • B.A. Guvenc, L. Guvenc, E.S. Ozturk, T. Yigit
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    ABSTRACT: Yaw stability control systems are important components of active safety systems for road transport. A model regulator based yaw stability control system that was previously implemented and tested very successfully as a steering controller is adapted to work as an individual wheel braking controller in this paper. A two track nonlinear vehicle model is used to test the individual wheel braking actuated model regulator developed here. Simulation results are used to demonstrate the achievement of good yaw disturbance moment rejection by the proposed controller.
    Control Applications, 2003. CCA 2003. Proceedings of 2003 IEEE Conference on; 07/2003
  • L. Guvenc, B.A. Guvenc, T. Yigit, E.S. Ozturk
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    ABSTRACT: Yaw stability control is an important consideration in active safety of road transport. As steer by wire systems are now commercially available, steering actuated yaw stability controllers are expected to become more significant. The steer by wire actuator bandwidth and saturation limits may set achievable performance constraints on such steering controllers. This paper focuses on hardware in the loop (HIL) testing of steering controllers to investigate such performance problems. A HIL steering controller test setup is presented in this paper for that purpose.
    Control Applications, 2003. CCA 2003. Proceedings of 2003 IEEE Conference on; 07/2003