HEAVE MODE DYNAMICS OF A TRACKED AIR CUSHION VEHICLE WITH SEMIACTIVE AIRBAG SECONDARY SUSPENSION

Bond graph modeling techniques are used to develop a fully nonlinear heave mode model of a tracked air cushion vehicle incorporating a semiactive airbag secondary suspension. The governing state space equations were simulated for various deterministic guideway inputs and comparisons were made with the exact solution of the linearized equations. An experimental test stand is described which provides experimental corroboration of the mathematical models for the case of totally passive secondary suspension elements. Theoretical results are presented which demonstrate the superior vehicle ride characteristics with respect to passenger-guideway isolation provided by the combination of soft airbag springs and semiactive dampers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was contributed by the Automatic Control Division of The ASME for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, November 30-December 5, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Margolis, D L
    • Tylee, J L
    • HROVAT, D
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 75-WA/AUT-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM