A semi-active control-oriented damper model for an automotive suspension

Jorge De Jesus Lozoya-Santos, Olivier Sename, Luc Dugard, Ruben Morales-Menendez, Ricardo Ramirez-Mendoza

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This paper deals with the modelling of a magneto-rheological damper as a component of a quarter-car model. The objective is to provide an analysis of the transient and frequency behavior of the suspension system in order to evaluate the inherent linearities of two identified models: a complex one and a control-oriented one. The models have a common structure but the effect of the current and the dynamic behavior has different principle. The results show that the design of experiments is a key issue in the identification process. A quarter of a vehicle which includes a control-oriented damper model is identified as well-suited for the synthesis of controllers that perform well in terms of accurate frequency response when compared with that of a quarter-car with a semi-active suspension simulated with experimental data. © 2010 IFAC.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


ConferenceIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    De Jesus Lozoya-Santos, J., Sename, O., Dugard, L., Morales-Menendez, R., & Ramirez-Mendoza, R. (2010). A semi-active control-oriented damper model for an automotive suspension. 336-341. Paper presented at IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), . https://doi.org/10.3182/20100712-3-DE-2013.00158