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Tesi etd-04072008-193858


Thesis type
Tesi di dottorato di ricerca
Author
BARTALONI, FRANCESCO
URN
etd-04072008-193858
Title
Multibody analysis of a new three wheeled vehicle
Settore scientifico disciplinare
ING-IND/14
Corso di studi
VEICOLI TERRESTRI E SISTEMI DI TRASPORTO
Supervisors
Relatore Prof. Guiggiani, Massimo
Relatore Ing. Frendo, Francesco
Parole chiave
  • vehicle dynamics
  • vehicle behaviour
  • Multibody analysis
  • handling simulation
Data inizio appello
20/05/2008;
Consultabilità
Parziale
Data di rilascio
20/05/2048
Riassunto analitico
This work is aimed to analyze the dynamic behaviour of a new three
wheeled motorcycle introduced in the market by Piaggio & C.
S.p.A. in 2006. This new tilting vehicle, shows the peculiarity to
have two front wheels that increase the safety feeling. The
dynamic behaviour of conventional motorcycles is a well
established subject, on the contrary, there is no technical
literature about this of kind tilting vehicles. In order to study
the dynamics of the vehicle, a multibody model was built in
MSC-ADAMS environment, furthermore handling analyses and a
three post rig test were performed. Due the complexity of the
front design, a kinematic analysis of the front tilting system was
performed. To assure the stability of the motorcycle, two virtual
drivers were developed. The data obtained from simulations were
compared with results obtained with a mathematical model and
experimental data.
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