A neural network based fuzzy control approach to improve ride comfort and road handling of heavy vehicles using semi-active dampers
by Nima Eslaminasab, Mohammad Biglarbegian, William W. Melek, M. Farid Golnaraghi
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS), Vol. 14, No. 2, 2007

Abstract: The use of semi-active dampers in suspension systems is increasing rapidly in the automotive industry. This is attributed to the fact that damping can be adjusted to improve ride comfort and road handling. However, accomplishing ride comfort and better road handling concurrently is challenging. In this paper, we propose an intelligent system to optimise the suspension performance in terms of concurrently achieving the above-mentioned objectives. A neural network-based fuzzy logic controller is designed to control the system that embodies this damper. The proposed controller can enhance the vehicle handling and ride comfort concurrently while consuming less energy than existing control methodologies.

Online publication date: Sat, 14-Apr-2007

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