Title: Experimental comparison of control methods for armoured personnel carriers with semi-active magneto-rheological suspension

Authors: Sabri Saltık; Ali Suat Yıldız; Selim Sivrioğlu; Zafer Dülger

Addresses: Otokar Automotive and Defence Industries Inc., Arifiye 54580 Sakarya, Turkey ' Engineering Faculty, Gebze Technical University, Gebze 41400, Kocaeli, Turkey ' Engineering Faculty, Gebze Technical University, Gebze 41400, Kocaeli, Turkey ' Engineering Faculty, Kocaeli University, Izmit 41380, Kocaeli, Turkey

Abstract: In this study, the control methods of a semi-active magneto-rheological (MR) suspension system for an armoured military vehicle were compared. System modelling and testing procedures were described and then control algorithms were tested and observed on a quarter car test setup, this setup was modified from passive to semi-active system. For tests and simulations, a special off-road profile was formed. This profile was formed depending on the standard military test courses and terrains. During the observation, control ability and personnel comfort were observed as main subjects. Finally, depending on the test results, displacements, accelerations and their effects on subsystems were compared and construed as advantages and disadvantages.

Keywords: magneto-rheological; semi-active; armoured vehicle; hybrid control; clipped control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2019.101889

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2019 Vol.26 No.5, pp.628 - 647

Received: 20 May 2016
Accepted: 17 Dec 2016

Published online: 12 Aug 2019 *

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