Browse Publications Technical Papers 2018-01-0582
2018-04-03

Simulation Research of a Hydraulic Interconnected Suspension Based on a Hydraulic Energy Regenerative Shock Absorber 2018-01-0582

The current paper proposes a hydraulic interconnected suspension system (HIS) based on a hydraulic energy-regenerative shock absorber (HESA) comparatively with the passive suspensions. The structure and working principles of the HIS system are introduced in order to investigate the damping performance and energy regeneration characteristics of the proposed system. Then, the dynamic characteristics of the HIS-HESA system have been investigated based on a 4-DOF longitudinal half vehicle model. In the simulation, two different road inputs were used in the dynamic characterization of the HIS-HESA; the warp sinusoidal excitation, and the random road signal. In addition, a comparative analysis was provided for the dynamic responses of the half vehicle model for both the HIS-HESA and the conventional suspension. Furthermore, a parametric analysis of the HIS-HESA has been carried out highlining the key parameters that have a remarkable effect on the HIS-HESA performance. The dynamic performance evaluation includes both of the body acceleration and the pitch angle as the main analysis criteria of the vehicle dynamic performance. The results showed that the vehicle with the HIS-HESA system has good anti-pitch performance and excellent ride performance against the traditional suspensions. Moreover, the HIS-HESA suspension system can regenerate some of the dissipated power due to the damping process.

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