A SUMMARY OF OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO SUSPENSION SYSTEM DESIGN

Summaries are presented of the analytic techniques available for three levitated vehicle suspension optimization problems: optimization of passive elements for fixed configuration; optimization of a free passive configuration; optimization of a free active configuration. The techniques are applied to a heave dynamic model which includes gravity forces, random aerodynamic forces and random guideways making use of penalty functions which include vehicle acceleration, suspension displacement, gap variation, power requirements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Arizona State University, Tempe

    School of Engineering
    Tempe, AZ  USA  85281
  • Authors:
    • Hedrick, J K
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047763
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-335
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1982 12:00AM