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author = {Yu, M and Arana, C and Evangelou, S and Dini, D},
doi = {10.1109/TCST.2017.2772912},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology},
pages = {743--759},
title = {Quarter-Car Experimental Study for Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension},
url = {},
volume = {27},
year = {2019}

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AB - 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.
AU - Yu,M
AU - Arana,C
AU - Evangelou,S
AU - Dini,D
DO - 10.1109/TCST.2017.2772912
EP - 759
PY - 2019///
SN - 1063-6536
SP - 743
TI - Quarter-Car Experimental Study for Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension
T2 - IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
UR -
UR -
VL - 27
ER -