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Quarter-Car Experimental Study for Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      USA: IEEE
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Abstract:
      In this paper, the recently introduced series active variable geometry suspension (SAVGS) for road vehicles is experimentally studied. A realistic quarter-car test rig equipped with double-wishbone suspension is designed and built to mimic an actual grand tourer real axle, with a single-link variant of the SAVGS and a road excitation mechanism implemented. A linear equivalent modeling method is adopted to synthesize an H-infinity control scheme for the SAVGS, with the geometric nonlinearity compensated. Simulations with a theoretical nonlinear quarter-car indicate the SAVGS potential to enhance suspension performance, in terms of ride comfort and road holding. Practical features in the test rig are further considered and included in the nonlinear model to compensate the difference between the theoretical and testing behaviors. Experiments with a sinusoidal road, a smoothed bump and hole, and a random road are performed to evaluate the SAVGS practical feasibility and performance improvement, the accuracy of the model, and the robustness of the control schemes. Compared with the conventional passive suspension, ride comfort improvements of up to 41% without any deterioration of the suspension deflection are demonstrated, while the SAVGS actuator power is kept very low, at levels below 500 W.
    • Author Affiliations:
      Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, London, U.K.
      Departments of Electrical and Electronic, and Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, London, U.K.
      Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, London, U.K.
    • ISSN:
      1063-6536
      1558-0865
      2374-0159
    • Accession Number:
      10.1109/TCST.2017.2772912
    • Rights:
      Copyright 1993-2012, IEEE
    • AMSID:
      8241460
    • Date of Current Version:
      2019
    • Document Subtype:
      IEEE Transaction
    • Sponsored by:
      IEEE Control Systems Society
    • Accession Number:
      edseee.8241460
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      YU, M. et al. Quarter-Car Experimental Study for Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Contr. Syst. Technol, [s. l.], v. 27, n. 2, p. 743–759, 2019. DOI 10.1109/TCST.2017.2772912. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edseee&AN=edseee.8241460&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 7 jun. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Yu M, Arana C, Evangelou SA, Dini D. Quarter-Car Experimental Study for Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans Contr Syst Technol. 2019;27(2):743-759. doi:10.1109/TCST.2017.2772912.
    • APA:
      Yu, M., Arana, C., Evangelou, S. A., & Dini, D. (2019). Quarter-Car Experimental Study for Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Contr. Syst. Technol, 27(2), 743–759. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCST.2017.2772912
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Yu, M., C. Arana, S.A. Evangelou, and D. Dini. 2019. “Quarter-Car Experimental Study for Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension.” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Contr. Syst. Technol 27 (2): 743–59. doi:10.1109/TCST.2017.2772912.
    • Harvard:
      Yu, M. et al. (2019) ‘Quarter-Car Experimental Study for Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension’, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Contr. Syst. Technol, 27(2), pp. 743–759. doi: 10.1109/TCST.2017.2772912.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Yu, M, Arana, C, Evangelou, SA & Dini, D 2019, ‘Quarter-Car Experimental Study for Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension’, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Contr. Syst. Technol, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 743–759, viewed 7 June 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Yu, M., et al. “Quarter-Car Experimental Study for Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension.” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Contr. Syst. Technol, vol. 27, no. 2, Mar. 2019, pp. 743–759. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1109/TCST.2017.2772912.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Yu, M., C. Arana, S.A. Evangelou, and D. Dini. “Quarter-Car Experimental Study for Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension.” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Contr. Syst. Technol 27, no. 2 (March 1, 2019): 743–59. doi:10.1109/TCST.2017.2772912.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Yu M, Arana C, Evangelou SA, Dini D. Quarter-Car Experimental Study for Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans Contr Syst Technol [Internet]. 2019 Mar 1 [cited 2020 Jun 7];27(2):743–59. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edseee&AN=edseee.8241460&custid=s8280428