Low order, linearized dynamic models of road vehicle suspension systems are analyzed to provide insight into the benefits of suspensions incorporating generalized velocity feedback compared with conventional passive suspensions. Damping forces from passive dampers are supplemented by forces generated by an active element requiring a power supply. A simple criterion is developed which indicates whether or not the introduction of active damping forces will result in significant benefit for pneumatic tired vehicles. An extended active suspension concept involving a high-gain load leveler as well as active damping is analyzed. The realization of active or semi-active damping forces through electrical or hydraulic means is briefly discussed. (Author/TRRL)

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    Swets & Zeitlinger

    Heereweg 347B
    2161 CA Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • KARNOPP, D
  • Publication Date: 1983-12

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 291-311
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00388938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 928
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM