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Forward euler equations of motion

by sabatier
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Mar28-09, 05:36 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Hi, I'm trying to compute the equations of motion for a car as shown
in the attached image.

α = steering angle
θ = orientation of the car relative to the world coordinate system

Say you're given the linear velocity v and the steering
angle α. How do you compute the position and angle θ for a
particular time?

Any help appreciated.

2. Relevant equations

r = w/α where w=4 is the wheel base.

3. The attempt at a solution
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Mar28-09, 09:48 PM
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The attached image is where again?

As to your interest isn't the steering direction going to relate to the change of θ ?
Mar29-09, 02:48 AM
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Hi, I forget to attach the image, but I've attached it now.

Yes I presume the change of orientation is related to the
steering angle. But how did they get the forward
kinematic equations on page 3 of this paper?

Mar29-09, 11:22 AM
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Forward euler equations of motion

Those equations are state equations according to the material based of a sequential k+1 state of the previous position k. They look like position vectors based on the velocity applied to the angle θ and the rate of change of angle a applied to subsequent θ's.

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