A comparative ride performance and dynamic analysis of passive and semi-active suspension systems based on different vehicle models

Vehicle models used to evaluate performance and dynamic behaviour are either discrete models, which includes quarter, half, and full car models, orcontinuous models using finite element modelling. In this work our focus will be on discrete models, which have more popularity with ground vehicleanalysts owing to their shorter computational time and lower cost compared with continuous models. In this paper, ride comfort, suspension displacement and road-holding performances are compared for three different models– quarter (Q), half (H) and full (F) car models. In each model, semi-active system controls, namely skyhook, groundhook and hybrid controls, are used along with the conventional passive system. The analysis covers both transient and steady-state responses in the time domain and transmissibilityresponse in the frequency domain. Results show that while the responses give generally the same trend, the simpler model gives significantly higherresponses. (A)

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    • Faris, Waleed F
    • IHSAN, S I
  • Publication Date: 2009


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  • Accession Number: 01148990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 9:11AM