Development of controllers for a nonlinear quarter car active suspension system

Rashid, Mohd Mahbubur and Hussain, Mohd Azlan and Rahim, Nasrudin Abel and Salit, Mohd Sapuan (2008) Development of controllers for a nonlinear quarter car active suspension system. International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 6 (3/4). pp. 376-395. ISSN 1471-0226, DOI

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In this paper, the development of automatic controllers for an active suspension system using a quarter car model is described. The main aim of the controller is to minimise the body displacement, velocity and acceleration while keeping the rattle space and other movement and forces related to the suspension system in their limited ranges. The suspension system is difficult to control since the characteristics of spring, damping force, 'tyre lift' and the road model are mostly nonlinear. A passive suspension system responds only to the deflection of the strut, while the active system setup can put energy into the system at an appropriate time, in a way or amount that is right for all the variables in the system.

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Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 1 Export Date: 5 March 2013 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Rashid, M. M.; Mechatronics Engineering Department, International Islamic University of MalaysiaMalaysia; email: References: �ström, K.J., Hägglund, T., (1995) Theory, Design and Timing, , 2nd edn, Instrument Society of America, USA; Birrana Engineering (1996) Technical paper 'Development of smart strut improved sliding pillar front active suspension system for mining trucks', Birrana Engineering Pty Ltd, February 1996Crolla, D.A., Abdel-Hady, M.B.A., Active suspension control: Performance comparisons using control laws applied to a full-vehicle model (1991) Vehicle System Dynamics, 20; Golob, M., Decomposition of a fuzzy controller based on the inference break-up method (1999) Intelligent Data Analysis, 3 (2), pp. 127-137; Golob, M., Tovornik, B., Modeling and control of the magnetic suspension system (2003) ISA Transactions, 42 (1), pp. 89-100; Gordon, T.J., Marsh, C., Milsted, M.G., A comparison of adaptive LQG and non-linear controller for vehicle suspension system (1991) Vehicle System Dynamics, 20, pp. 321-340; Gupta, M.M., Qi, J., On fuzzy neuron models (1991) Proceedings of IJCNN, 2, pp. 431-436. , Seattle, WA, pp; Motor Elantra model testing Data, , Korea, Manual; Kim, C., Ro, P.I., A sliding mode controller for vehicle active suspension systems with non-linearity (1998) Journal of ImechE, 212 (PART D), pp. 79-92; Lauwerys, C., Swevers, J., Sas, P., A flexible model free control structure for a semi-active suspension of a passenger car (2004) Intelligent Systems and Control, , IASTED Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; Mayhan, P., Washington, G., Fuzzy model reference learning control: A new control paradigm for smart structures (1998) Smart Mater. Struct, 7, pp. 874-884; Narazaki, H., Ralescu, A.L., A synthesis method for multilayered neural networks using fuzzy sets (1991) Proc. IJCAI, pp. 54-66; Ramsbottom, M., Crolla, D.A., Plummer, A.R., Robust adaptive control of an active vehicle suspension system (1999) Journal of Imech.E, 213 (PART D), pp. 79-91; Verros, G., Natsiavas, S., Papadimitriou, C., Design optimization of quarter-car models with passive and semi-active suspensions under random road excitation (2005) Journal of Vibration and Control, 11 (5), pp. 581-606; Yildirim, S., Vibration control of suspension systems using a proposed neural network (2003) Journal of Sound and Vibration, 277 (4-5), pp. 1059-1069; Yoshimura, T., Takagi, A., Pneumatic active suspension system for a one-wheel car model using fuzzy reasoning and a disturbance observer (2005) Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE, ISSN 1009-3095, pp. 1060-1068; Yoshimura, T., Nakaminami, K., Kurimoto, M., Hino, J., Active suspension of passenger cars using linear and fuzzy-logic controls (1999) Control Engineering Practice, 7, pp. 41-47; Zadeh, L.A., Outline of a new approach to the analysis of complex systems and decisions processes (1973) IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 13, pp. 28-44
Uncontrolled Keywords: Active suspension; Controller; Fuzzy-logic; Hybrid controller; Nonlinear; Active suspension systems; Active systems; Automatic controllers; Damping forces; Passive suspension systems; Quarter cars; Quarter-car models; Road models; Suspension systems; Controllers; Model automobiles; Vehicle suspensions; Automobile suspensions.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 03:42
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 03:10

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