ACTIVE CONTROL OF VEHICLE AIR CUSHION SUSPENSIONS

The optimum linear suspension which minimizes a linear combination of vehicle heave acceleration (a passenger comfort index) and suspension-guideway displacement (a measure of required suspension strike length) is synthesized using a Wiener-Hoepf technique. This optimum suspension, which is independent of specific mechanical, magnetic, or fluid methods of implementation, is used to determine the form of active control required to make the performance of a flexible-skirted air cushion suspension approach the optimum performance. The optimally compensated suspension acceleration, flexible base, and gap height excursions are computed and compared with those of optimum passive suspensions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Hullender, D A
    • Wormley, D N
    • Richardson, H H
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

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  • Accession Number: 00043783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Ser G
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1974 12:00AM