Active Braking Control Systems Design for Vehicles

  • Sergio M. Savaresi
  • Mara Tanelli

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Braking Control Systems Design: Introduction and Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Sergio M. Savaresi, Mara Tanelli
      Pages 3-16
    3. Sergio M. Savaresi, Mara Tanelli
      Pages 17-52
  3. Braking Control Systems Design: Basic Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-54
    2. Sergio M. Savaresi, Mara Tanelli
      Pages 55-84
    3. Sergio M. Savaresi, Mara Tanelli
      Pages 85-105
    4. Sergio M. Savaresi, Mara Tanelli
      Pages 107-119
  4. Braking Control Systems Design: Advanced Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-122
    2. Sergio M. Savaresi, Mara Tanelli
      Pages 123-141
    3. Sergio M. Savaresi, Mara Tanelli
      Pages 143-158
    4. Sergio M. Savaresi, Mara Tanelli
      Pages 159-200
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 201-255

About this book


Active Braking Control Systems Design for Vehicles focuses on two main brake system technologies: hydraulically-activated brakes with on–off dynamics and electromechanical brakes, tailored to brake-by-wire control. The physical differences of such actuators enjoin the use of different control schemes so as to be able fully to exploit their characteristics. The design of such control systems forms the core of this monograph. The authors show how these different control approaches are complementary, each having specific peculiarities in terms of either performance or of the structural properties of the closed-loop system. They also consider other problems closely related to the design of braking control systems, namely:

• longitudinal wheel slip estimation and its relationship with braking control system design;

• tyre–road friction estimation;

• direct estimation of tyre–road contact forces via in-tyre sensors, with the aim of providing a comprehensive treatment of active vehicle braking control from a wider perspective linked to both advanced academic research and industrial reality.

The high degree of cooperation with the automotive industry in the research which generated much of the work presented here, coupled with survey sections in which problems and methodologies are introduced in a historical and tutorial framework, makes this book accessible from three standpoints: a methodological one for academic research; an application-oriented one for automotive engineers and practitioners; and a source of study and tuition for graduate students interested in vehicle control systems.


Automotive Control Automotive Engineering Automotive Systems Braking Systems Control Control Applications Control Design Control Engineering actuator dynamical system friction identification mechatronics modeling vehicle dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Sergio M. Savaresi
    • 1
  • Mara Tanelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione (DEI)Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-349-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-350-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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