A fault detection method for an automotive magneto-rheological damper

Jorge De Jesus Lozoya-Santos, Juan C. Tudón-Martínez, Ruben Morales-Menendez, Ricardo Ramirez-Mendoza, Luis E. Garza-Castañón

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Oil leakage is a common fault in commercial MR damper. The monitoring of the suspension transmissibility, magnitude ratio between the sprung and unsprung mass accelerations, allows to detect a fault in a damper. Two proposed approaches: Force sensor based (FT R) and Accelerometers sensor based (AT R) online estimate the suspension transmissibility. The concept is validated in a vertical model of a single vehicle. Using a Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves, the best threshold is defined. Early results have less than 26 % average in detection error for AT R approach, which is a 9 % better than FT R approach. Intensive validation in a full vehicle model in CarSim" shows the feasibility of practical implementation of this fault detection system.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes
Eventconference -
Duration: 1 Jan 2017 → …


Period1/1/17 → …

Bibliographical note

Copyright 2012 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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