Title: Tyre force control strategy for semi-active magnetorheological damper suspension system for light-heavy duty truck

Authors: Syabillah Sulaiman; Pakharuddin Mohd Samin; Hishamuddin Jamaluddin; Roslan Abd Rahman; Saiful Anuar Abu Bakar

Addresses: Department of Aeronautics, Automotive and Ocean Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor 81310, Malaysia ' Department of Aeronautics, Automotive and Ocean Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor 81310, Malaysia ' Department of System Dynamics and Control, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor 81310, Malaysia ' Department of System Dynamics and Control, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor 81310, Malaysia ' Department of Aeronautics, Automotive and Ocean Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor 81310, Malaysia

Abstract: A semi-active controller scheme for magnetorheological (MR) damper of a light-heavy vehicle suspension known as Tyre Force Control (TFC) is proposed. The effectiveness of the proposed TFC algorithm is compared with Groundhook (GRD) control. A simulation model was developed and simulated using MATLAB Simulink software. The performance of the semi-active MR damper using TFC is analytically studied. Ride test was conducted at three different speeds and two different bumps, and the simulation results of TFC and GRD are compared and analysed. The results showed that the proposed controller is able to reduce tyre force significantly compared to GRD control strategy.

Keywords: semi-active suspension; tyre force control; groundhook control; Simulink; MR dampers; magnetorheological damping; light-heavy duty trucks; simulation; vehicle suspension; ride comfort.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVAS.2015.070738

International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2015 Vol.13 No.1, pp.65 - 90

Received: 01 Oct 2014
Accepted: 09 May 2015

Published online: 21 Jul 2015 *

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