ACTIVE SUSPENSIONS FOR GROUND TRANSPORT VEHICLE-A STATE OF THE ART REVIEW

This paper surveys the state-of-the-art in ground transport vehicle active suspension development and research. The advantages and disadvantages of active suspensions are discussed. Suspension performance criteria and techniques for design and optimization of active suspensions are reviewed. Applications of active suspensions in automotive, rail and tracked levitated air cushion and magnetic suspensions are cited. Finally current and future directions of active suspension research are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of a conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Winter Annual Meeting, Nov. 30-Dec. 5, 1975, Houston, Texas. Original title "Mechanics of Transportation Supension Systems."
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Hedrick, J Karl
    • Womley, P N
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM