This paper is concerned with the low-complexity passive suspension design problem, aiming at improving vehicle performance in the meanwhile maintaining simplicity in structure for passive suspensions. Two methods are employed to construct the low-complexity passive suspensions. Using the first method, the number of each element is restricted to one, and the performance for all networks with one inerter, one damper, and one spring is evaluated, where best configurations for different vehicle settings are identified. Using the second method, low-order admittance networks whose orders of admittance functions are no larger than three are utilized. Design methods are proposed by directly using the positive realness conditions imposed on the admittance functions. The effectiveness of the proposed methods is numerically demonstrated, and the comparison between these two constructing methods is conducted.
Low-Complexity Passive Vehicle Suspension Design Based on Element-Number-Restricted Networks and Low-Order Admittance Networks
Contributed by the Dynamic Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT,AND CONTROL. Manuscript received April 24, 2017; final manuscript received May 8, 2018; published online June 4, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Douglas Bristow.
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Hu, Y., and Chen, M. Z. Q. (June 4, 2018). "Low-Complexity Passive Vehicle Suspension Design Based on Element-Number-Restricted Networks and Low-Order Admittance Networks." ASME. J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control. October 2018; 140(10): 101014. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4040294
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