Adjustable Valve Semi Active Suspension System for Passenger Car

Ahmed, Mohammed Ragab and A. R., Yusoff and F. R. M., Romlay (2019) Adjustable Valve Semi Active Suspension System for Passenger Car. International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME), 16 (2). pp. 6470-6481. ISSN 1985-9325(Print); 2180-1606 (Online). (Published)

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The suspension of the car plays a very important role in the safety and the comfort of the vehicle and for absorbing the shock waves and give comfort for the driver and passenger. This paper improves the performance of automobile suspension system, by developing electronically adjustable semi active shock absorber. This achieved by attaching stepper motor for each shock absorber which helps in adjusting the bleed orifice to certain position that alternates the hydraulic oil flow in the shock absorber between piston’s chamber during the process of compression and rebound. To evaluate the effect of developed semi active shock absorber on dynamic behavior of the vehicle, several tests were carried out on different types of road condition (bumpy, straight-line and roundabout). These tests were used to evaluate the acceleration and ride quality. There is great range in response when bleed orifice is opened reached up to 35% between the stiff and soft setting. The value of root means square acceleration (RMS) was calculated and compared with the standard of human exposure to whole body vibration, which shows slightly error of 6%. The result shows effect of electronically controllable shock absorber on vehicle’s dynamic behavior. The advantage of electronics to improve performance of ride comfort and reduced the harms due to undesired vibration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Suspension; comfort; controllable; absorbers; softness
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 06:24
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2019 01:47
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