Hydraulic-electromagnetic Energy-regenerative Shock Absorber (HESA) has been proposed recently, with the purpose of mitigating vibration in vehicle suspensions and recovering vibration energy traditionally dissipated by oil dampers simultaneously. The HESA is composed of hydraulic cylinder, check valves, accumulators, hydraulic motor, generator, pipelines and so on. The energy conversion from hydraulic energy to mechanical energy mainly depends on the hydraulic motor between two accumulators. Hence, the dimension match and parameter settings of hydraulic motor for the HESA are extremely important for efficiency of the whole system. This paper studies the methods and steps for dimension matching and parameter settings of the hydraulic motor in a case of a typical commercial vehicle. To evaluate suspension’s vibration characteristics, experiments on the target tour bus have been done. Simulations are conducted to investigate the effects of the hydraulic motor in different working conditions. The simulation results verify that the methods and steps adopted are accurate over a wide range of operating conditions and also show that appropriate matching and parameter settings of the hydraulic motor attached in the HESA can work with high efficiency and then effectively improving energy conversion efficiency for the whole system. Therefore, the theory of the matching progress can guide the future design of an HESA.

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