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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
Commissione
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<br>wheeled motorcycle introduced in the market by Piaggio &amp; C.<br>S.p.A. in 2006. This new tilting vehicle, shows the peculiarity to<br>have two front wheels that increase the safety feeling. The<br>dynamic behaviour of conventional motorcycles is a well<br>established subject, on the contrary, there is no technical<br>literature about this of kind tilting vehicles. In order to study<br>the dynamics of the vehicle, a multibody model was built in<br>MSC-ADAMS environment, furthermore handling analyses and a<br>three post rig test were performed. Due the complexity of the<br>front design, a kinematic analysis of the front tilting system was<br>performed. To assure the stability of the motorcycle, two virtual<br>drivers were developed. The data obtained from simulations were<br>compared with results obtained with a mathematical model and<br>experimental data.
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