Study of self balancing two-wheeled motor cycle with double gyroscope stabilization

Wayan Eka Putri Ksamawati, Agus Sigit Pramono*

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The increase of collision cases experienced by two-wheeled vehicle occurs due to its unstable characteristic. In this study, double-gyroscope stabilization as a vehicle balancer system is going to be discussed. Double-gyroscope with a double flywheel direction of rotation on different directions will add greater precession torque compared with the single-gyroscope. The gyroscopic phenomenon with a double-gyroscope will show the effect of the rotation of the flywheel used. The goal of this system is to restore the tilting vehicle due to a collision to its original position of the vertical axis. The first step of this reasearch is formulation of dynamic equation of motion of two-wheeled motorcycle with two gyroscopes. The next step is to create a block diagram of the equation of motion that has been previously formulated in Simulink Matlab Software. The last step is 3D modeling of a two-wheeled motocycle using Autodesk Inventor Software. The vehicle tilt angle is used as input parameter (θ) at 0°, 1°, 2°, 3°, 4°, 5°. The result obtained from Simlink Matlab is 5600 rpm until 7544 rpmof flywheel rotation to stabilize tilt angle 0°-5°and from Autodesk Inventor result is 5700 rpm until 7700 rpm of flywheel rotation with the same tilt angle. The difference occurred due to the theoretical test, only described the state of mass component center in 2D only, while in the simulation, the system is described in 3D and has an additional component that can illustrate the angle of vehicle oscillation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisruptive Innovation in Mechanical Engineering for Industry Competitiveness
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICOME 2017
EditorsVivien S. Djanali, Suwarno, Bambang Pramujati, Volodymyr A. Yartys
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416994
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICOME 2017 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 5 Oct 20176 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference3rd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICOME 2017


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