Base class for a road wheel subsystem.

#include <ChRoadWheel.h>

Inheritance diagram for chrono::vehicle::ChRoadWheel:
Collaboration diagram for chrono::vehicle::ChRoadWheel:

Public Member Functions

 ChRoadWheel (const std::string &name)
virtual GuidePinType GetType () const =0
 Return the type of track shoe consistent with this road wheel.
std::shared_ptr< ChBodyGetWheelBody () const
 Get a handle to the road wheel body.
std::shared_ptr< ChLinkLockRevoluteGetRevolute () const
 Get a handle to the revolute joint.
virtual double GetWheelMass () const =0
 Return the mass of the road wheel body.
virtual const ChVectorGetWheelInertia ()=0
 Return the moments of inertia of the road wheel body.
virtual double GetWheelRadius () const =0
 Get the radius of the road wheel.
void SetCollide (bool val)
 Turn on/off collision flag for the road wheel.
virtual void Initialize (std::shared_ptr< ChBodyAuxRef > chassis, std::shared_ptr< ChBody > carrier, const ChVector<> &location)
 Initialize this road wheel subsystem. More...
void LogConstraintViolations ()
 Log current constraint violations.
- Public Member Functions inherited from chrono::vehicle::ChPart
 ChPart (const std::string &name)
 Construct a vehicle subsystem with the specified name. More...
const std::string & GetName () const
 Get the name identifier for this subsystem.
void SetName (const std::string &name)
 Set the name identifier for this subsystem.
void SetVisualizationType (VisualizationType vis)
 Set the visualization mode for this subsystem.
virtual void AddVisualizationAssets (VisualizationType vis)
 Add visualization assets to this subsystem, for the specified visualization mode.
virtual void RemoveVisualizationAssets ()
 Remove all visualization assets from this subsystem.
void SetContactFrictionCoefficient (float friction_coefficient)
 Set coefficient of friction. More...
void SetContactRestitutionCoefficient (float restitution_coefficient)
 Set coefficient of restitution. More...
void SetContactMaterialProperties (float young_modulus, float poisson_ratio)
 Set contact material properties. More...
void SetContactMaterialCoefficients (float kn, float gn, float kt, float gt)
 Set contact material coefficients. More...
float GetCoefficientFriction () const
 Get coefficient of friction for contact material.
float GetCoefficientRestitution () const
 Get coefficient of restitution for contact material.
float GetYoungModulus () const
 Get Young's modulus of elasticity for contact material.
float GetPoissonRatio () const
 Get Poisson ratio for contact material.
float GetKn () const
 Get normal stiffness coefficient for contact material.
float GetKt () const
 Get tangential stiffness coefficient for contact material.
float GetGn () const
 Get normal viscous damping coefficient for contact material.
float GetGt () const
 Get tangential viscous damping coefficient for contact material.

Protected Attributes

std::shared_ptr< ChBodym_wheel
 handle to the road wheel body
std::shared_ptr< ChLinkLockRevolutem_revolute
 handle to wheel revolute joint
- Protected Attributes inherited from chrono::vehicle::ChPart
std::string m_name
float m_friction
 contact coefficient of friction
float m_restitution
 contact coefficient of restitution
float m_young_modulus
 contact material Young modulus
float m_poisson_ratio
 contact material Poisson ratio
float m_kn
 normal contact stiffness
float m_gn
 normal contact damping
float m_kt
 tangential contact stiffness
float m_gt
 tangential contact damping

Additional Inherited Members

- Static Public Member Functions inherited from chrono::vehicle::ChPart
static ChMatrix33 TransformInertiaMatrix (const ChVector<> &moments, const ChVector<> &products, const ChMatrix33<> &vehicle_rot, const ChMatrix33<> &body_rot)
 Utility function for transforming inertia tensors between centroidal frames. More...

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

chrono::vehicle::ChRoadWheel::ChRoadWheel ( const std::string &  name)
[in]namename of the subsystem

Member Function Documentation

void chrono::vehicle::ChRoadWheel::Initialize ( std::shared_ptr< ChBodyAuxRef chassis,
std::shared_ptr< ChBody carrier,
const ChVector<> &  location 

Initialize this road wheel subsystem.

The road wheel subsystem is initialized by attaching it to the specified carrier body at the specified location (with respect to and expressed in the reference frame of the chassis). It is assumed that the road wheel subsystem reference frame is always aligned with the chassis reference frame. A derived road wheel subsystem template class must extend this default implementation and specify contact geometry for the road wheel.

[in]chassishandle to the chassis body
[in]carrierhandle to the carrier body
[in]locationlocation relative to the chassis frame

Reimplemented in chrono::vehicle::ChDoubleRoadWheel, and chrono::vehicle::ChSingleRoadWheel.