Browse Publications Technical Papers 2007-01-2176

Influence of Road Speed Humps on Vehicle Ride Dynamics with Active Suspension Designed with GA 2007-01-2176

Road humps are considered as one of the best design propositions to control running vehicle speeds, in many roads they are randomly installed depending on the resident's requirements. In this paper, Genetic Algorithm (GA) optimization technique is used to design an active suspension based on force cancellation concept when the vehicles crossing road humps. A longitudinal half vehicle model is used to represent passenger's car and truck models. These models are used to evaluate the performance of active suspension over the road speed humps. The force cancellation concept is employed to isolate the force between the sprung and unsprung mass. Virtual damper and skyhook damper concepts are also used for reducing the sprung mass acceleration and tire dynamic loads. GA is adopted to obtain the better coefficients of a virtual damper and a skyhook damper for its effective searching ability. The results are generated in time domain and represented as a root mean square values (RMS) and bar charts.


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