In this study, the effectiveness of an active engine mount in vibration suppression of a four-cylinder V-shaped engine is evaluated. In this regard, a 6 degree of freedom engine model under inertia and balancing mass forces and torques is considered. At first, the governing equations of motion of engine supported by three rubber mounts are presented. Subsequently, one of the rubber mounts is replaced by an active mount and the effectiveness of active mount, in the presence of sensor noise, in vibration isolation of the engine is investigated. Two robust control algorithms, namely H2 and H schemes are employed to provide control input using feedback from accelerations of the engine body in the position of the mounts. Moreover, unstructured uncertainties due to the unmodeled dynamic of the plant, actuator and sensors are considered. Simulation results show that the active mount is more effective than the rubber mount in vibration suppression of the engine.

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