Developing a Control Algorithm Based on Vehicle Motion Requirements

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A module derived from the course “Intro to Mechatronics” at Lawrence Technological University discussing vehicle dynamics and controls. Included materials are a Power Point presentation and LabVIEW simulation file. This resource was developed through seed funding from the CAAT.


This module is derived from the course "Intro to Mechatronics" at Lawrence Technological University and was developed through seed funding from the CAAT. This module contains a PowerPoint presentation and LabVIEW simulation file. In the presentation the following concepts are discussed:

  • Wheel/Tire-terrain interactive dynamics (wheel loads, effective rolling radius, and power balance)
  • Inverse dynamics-based control (changing rolling conditions and angular velocity control)
  • Control strategies (loops and algorithms)
  • Control algorithms in the LabVIEW environment

Please visit LTU's other modules from "Intro to Mechatronics" and their complete course "Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Engineering" ( Link ).


  • Major Concepts of Hybrid Electric Powertrain Systems - Link  
  • Modeling Mechanical Subsystems of the Hybrid Electric Transmission - Link  
  • Sensors and Actuators - Link


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under
Grant No. 1003032. 

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Integration, Networking, and Communications
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Resource Type:
Lab Activity
Lawrence Technological University
Author & Title:
Dr. Vladimir V. Vantsevich- Professor Mechanical Engineering Department, Director Master of Science in Mechatronic Engineering, Laboratory of Mechatronic Systems, Associate Director Automotive Engineering Institute; Jesse Paldan- Graduate Research Assistant; Wei Yao- Student Assistant
Date Developed:
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Algorithm,Angular Velocity,Control,Mechatronics,Strategy
Education Level:
Undergrad Students (13-14)

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