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Transient and steady state dynamic analysis of passive and semi-active suspension systems using half-car model

Faris, Waleed Fekry and Ihsan, Sany Izan and Ahmadian, Mehdi (2009) Transient and steady state dynamic analysis of passive and semi-active suspension systems using half-car model. International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 6 (1). pp. 62-71. ISSN 1746-6180 (O), 1746-6172 (P)

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Abstract

Several control policies of semi-active system, namely skyhook, groundhook and hybrid controls are presented using a half-car model, as a continuation of the previous work on quarter-car model. Their ride comfort, suspension displacement and road-holding performances are analysed and compared with passive system. The analysis covers both transient and steady state responses in time domain and transfer function in frequency domain. The results show that the hybrid control policy yields better comfort than a passive suspension, without reducing the road-holding quality or increasing the suspension displacement for typical passenger cars. The hybrid control policy is also shown to be a better compromise between comfort, road-holding and suspension displacement than the skyhook and groundhook control policies.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4694/1418
Uncontrolled Keywords: ride comfort; half-car models; semi-active supension; groundhook; skyhook; hybrid control; passive suspension; vehicle suspensions; transient analysis; steady state analysis; dynamic analysis; suspension displacement; road holding; transfer function; passenger cars.
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1 Motor vehicles
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof.Dr. Waleed Fekry Faris
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2011 11:04
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2011 14:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1418

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