Title: Ride quality of passenger cars: an overview on the research trends

Authors: Waleed F. Faris; Zohir BenLahcene; Faried Hasbullah

Addresses: Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering Departments, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ' Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering Departments, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ' Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering Departments, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: Ride quality or sometime called ride comfort, can be defined as how a vehicle responds to road conditions or inputs other than its occupant. Its primary concern is on how this response affects the vehicle occupants. Ride quality became a competitive edge to automotive industries. In this paper we point out the main areas of research in ride quality and review significant literature that is related to this issue, focusing on passenger cars. We demonstrate the different approaches whether theoretical or experimental that are used to evaluate ride quality.

Keywords: ride comfort; NVH; ride index; passenger cars; vehicle noise, vehicle vibration; ride quality.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVNV.2012.048169

International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, 2012 Vol.8 No.3, pp.185 - 199

Available online: 23 Jul 2012 *

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