SOME OPTIMAL CONTROL TECHNIQUES APPLICABLE TO SUSPENSION SYSTEM DESIGN

The need to develop new suspension systems for vehicles of the future has encouraged the application of modern optimization techniques to such proposed suspension designs as magnetic levitation and air cushion suspension. This paper presents an analytical approach to three suspension optimization problems: (a) the choice of the optimal parameters for a predetermined suspension configuration given a particular application; (b) the choice of the optimal passive suspension configuration for a given application; and (c) the choice of the optimal active suspension configuration for a given application.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Hendrick, J K
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-55 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM