Autonomous Wheel Power Mgt Sys

MRE6283

Autonomous Wheel Power Mgt Sys

College of Engineering
MECH
"This course covers wheel power management systems that autonomously control power distribution among the drive wheels of multi-wheel drive ground vehicles. The systems include various configurations with torque/power vectoring devices and individual wheel control, limited slip differentials and hydraulically controlled differentials, electronically-locking differentials, and positive engagement of the wheels. Autonomous wheel power management systems integrated with other vehicle autonomous systems are also presented in the course. Students will be lectured on mechanical design for mechatronic systems, methods for developing control algorithms based on inverse dynamics principles, and PLD implementation. Methods for experimental study of wheel power management systems and vehicles are also considered. Students will exercise analytical skills and gain hands-on experience through workshops, innovative homework, and labs using the 4x4 vehicle chassis dynamometer and system setups."