Numerical Investigation of Continuous Damping of The Semi-Active Suspension System for Passenger Car

Ahmed, Mohammed Ragab and A. R., Yusoff and F. R. M., Romlay (2018) Numerical Investigation of Continuous Damping of The Semi-Active Suspension System for Passenger Car. In: The International Conference on Recent Advances in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing (ICRAIEM 2018), 12-13 December 2018 , Penang, Malaysia. pp. 1-11..

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The suspension of the car is considered an important element in the vehicle. The primary function of the suspension system is to isolate the vehicle structure from shocks and vibration due to irregularities of the road surface. There are two main objectives need to be satisfied which are: ride comfort and road handling. Ride comfort is inversely proportional to the absolute acceleration of the vehicle body, while the road handling is linked to the relative displacement between the vehicle body and the tires. This paper presented an attempted to enhance the performance of the shock absorber by developing a model of continuously variable damping (CVD). To evaluate the effect of the developed semi-active shock absorber on the dynamic behaviour of the vehicle, the model was analyzed and compared with the passive and On/Off sky-hook control strategy in the quarter car using two different types of road (random excitation, bumpy) as input to the quarter car model. Force hysteresis loop with different sets of orifice diameter was generated. The result indicates the CVD shows a reduction in both body acceleration and vertical displacement contrasting with passive and On/Off sky-hook 73.4% and 53.8% respectively and also the selling time by 79% and 59% for a bumpy road. This considered an improvement toward the ride comfort and vehicle stability. The simulated results for the quarter car model are shows similar trends and within range when compared with reference research paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vehicle Suspension System; CVD; controllable; absorbers; orifice
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 06:31
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 06:34
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