Co-simulation Study of a Two Wheeled Vehicle Equipped with an ABS System

  • Aymen KhadrEmail author
  • Ajmi Houidi
  • Lotfi Romdhane
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is an active safety system for two wheeled vehicles (TWV). It is used to control the dynamics of a TWV during an emergency braking phase and to improve its driving safety. The main objective of this study is to establish a virtual model of a TWV equipped with a control scheme for an ABS system. The developed model will be used to investigate the reliability of an ABS system when used with a TWV. For this purpose, firstly a TWV multi-body dynamic model was constructed using ADAMS/View. Furthermore, a control model of the ABS system was created using MATLAB/Simulink. Then, a co-simulation approach is established using MATLAB/Simulink and ADAMS/Control. The performance of the co-simulation model is assessed by simulations for different initial speeds and for different road conditions. The obtained results show the benefits of using a co-simulation approach in studying such a complex systems. Moreover, the effects of the active safety system (ABS) on the dynamic of a TWV, during emergency braking, are studied.


Antilock braking system (ABS) Two wheeled vehicle Co-simulation Active safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Mechanics Sousse (LMS), National Engineering School of SousseUniversity of SousseSousseTunisia
  2. 2.LMS, Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Sousse, University of SousseSousseTunisia
  3. 3.College of EngineeringThe American University of SharjahSharjahUAE

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