Semi-active Suspension Control [electronic resource] : Improved Vehicle Ride and Road Friendliness / by Emanuele Guglielmino, Tudor Sireteanu, Charles W. Stammers, Ghita Gheorghe, Marius Giuclea.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Springer London, 2008Description: XVI, 294 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781848002319Subject(s): Engineering | Vibration | Hydraulic engineering | Biomedical engineering | Engineering | Automotive and Aerospace Engineering, Traffic | Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control | Control Engineering | Engineering Fluid Dynamics | Biomedical EngineeringAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 629.2 LOC classification: TL1-483Online resources: Click here to access online
Dampers and Vehicle Modelling -- Human Body Analysis -- Semi-active Control Algorithms -- Friction Dampers -- Magnetorheological Dampers -- Case Studies.
Semi-active Suspension Control provides an overview of vehicle ride control employing smart semi-active damping systems (controlled dissipative elements which only require low energy input). These systems are able to tune the amount of damping in response to measured vehicle-ride and handling indicators. Two physically different dampers (magnetorheological and controlled-friction) are analysed from the perspectives of mechatronics and control. Ride comfort, road holding, road damage and human-body modelling (nonlinear visceral response in particular) are studied. A multidisciplinary approach is adopted throughout the book. Sound mathematical modelling is balanced by a large and detailed section on experimental implementation, where a variety of automotive applications are described offering a well-rounded view of the application of such systems. The implementation of control algorithms with regard to real-life engineering constraints is emphasised. The applications described include semi-active suspensions for a saloon car, seat suspensions for vehicles not equipped with a primary suspension, and control of heavy-vehicle dynamic-tyre loads to reduce road damage and improve handling. Engineers and practitioners working in noise and vibration; automotive engineers working in vehicle design, research and development; biomechanical engineers, physicists and life-scientists interested in human-body responses to vibration; and graduate students in vehicle studies, mechanics of vibration, dynamics and control will find this book of material assistance in their work.