Design and evaluation of a passive inertial mass device for car suspension system
by Shuai Yang; Natalie Baddour; Chuan Li
International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), Vol. 80, No. 1, 2019

Abstract: A new adaptive nylon flywheel is proposed, which can achieve passive vibration control by generating variable equivalent mass. With changing rotational speed, the location of sliders in the slots changes, which leads to the creation of variable equivalent mass. Due to the light weight and high strength of the nylon material, a higher changing ratio of equivalent mass can be achieved. To verify the performance of the adaptive nylon flywheel, the inverse screw system was applied. By using zero, impulse and sinusoidal input as road excitation, the proposed car suspension system was evaluated from riding comfort and tyre grip. Simulation results show the proposed suspension system provides better performance than traditional suspension systems under most circumstances.

Online publication date: Sat, 08-Feb-2020

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