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Electronic Differential Implementation in a Delta-Type Human Powered Tricycle
ISSN: 1946-391X, e-ISSN: 1946-3928
Published October 01, 2014 by SAE International in United States
Citation: Kosmanis, T., Koretsis, G., and Manolas, A., "Electronic Differential Implementation in a Delta-Type Human Powered Tricycle," SAE Int. J. Commer. Veh. 7(2):736-745, 2014, https://doi.org/10.4271/2014-01-9028.
The implementation of an electronic differential system in a delta-type, electrically assisted, three wheel Human Powered Vehicle is the subject of this paper. The electronic differential algorithm is based on the turning angle of the vehicle and its geometrical characteristics. The theoretical analysis is applied in a realistic human powered tricycle constructed in the premises of the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki. The system's efficiency is validated through test measurements performed on the rear wheels during vehicle's operation in appropriately selected routes. The measurements are performed for both typical cornering and oversteering.