Control of automotive semi-active MR suspensions for in-wheel electric vehicles

Mauricio Anaya-Martinez, Jorge de J. Lozoya-Santos*, L. C. Félix-Herrán, Juan C. Tudon-Martinez, Ricardo A. Ramirez-Mendoza, Ruben Morales-Menendez

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In this work, four different semi-active controllers for a quarter of vehicle and full vehicles are evaluated and compared when used in internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles vs electric vehicles (EVs) with in-wheel motor configuration as a way to explore the use of semi-active suspension systems in this kind of EVs. First, the quarter of vehicle vertical dynamics is analyzed and then a full vehicle approach explores the effectiveness of the control strategies and the effects of the traction in the vertical Control performances. Aspects like the relation between traction and suspension performances, and the resonance frequencies are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4522
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding: This research was funded by Tecnologico de Monterrey, School of Engineering and Sciences, Monterrey, NL, Mexico. And by Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).

Funding Information:
Acknowledgments: First author is recipient of the excellence scholarship by Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) (CVU:930302) and Instituto Tecnológico de Estudio Superiores de Monterrey (A01328335) in the academic master’s program of manufacturing systems.

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© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Instrumentation
  • General Engineering
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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