Full vehicle combinatory efficient damping controller: Experimental implementation

Juan C. Tudon-Martinez, Carlos A. Vivas-Lopez, Diana Hernandez-Alcantara, Ruben Morales-Menendez, Olivier Sename, Ricardo A. Ramirez-Mendoza

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This paper presents an experimental validation of a new control design for semi-Active suspension systems, referred to as Combinatory quasi-Optimum Damping (COD) controller. This strategy is entirely based on vehicle measurements, is multiobjective, of low computational load, and can be implemented in real time. The validation was performed on a scaled vehicle 1:5, fully instrumented and equipped with Electro-Rheological dampers. First, a frequency-domain analysis is provided from a chirp road. Then, a five bumps test is considered for time-domain validation. Compared with passive suspensions, sky-hook, and ground-hook controls, the given results prove that the COD controller allows an almost optimum distribution between comfort and road holding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-388
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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