Publication Details

H. Wang, "Enhancing vehicle suspension system control performance based on the improved extension control," Advances in Mechanical Engineering, vol. 10, (7) pp. 1-13, 2018.


Vehicle suspension system is the key part in vehicle chassis, which has influence on the vehicle ride comfort, handling stability, and security. The extension control, which is not constrained by common control method, could further improve the suspension system performance. The 7 degree-of-freedom suspension model is built. The extension controller is designed according to the function differences. In different extension set domains according to the correlation function, the corresponding control strategy is designed to ensure the suspension system obtains optimal performance in the classical domain and expands the controllable range outside the classical domain as large as possible. By adopting game theory, the domain is optimally divided, and the domain boundary control jump is smoothed by introducing Takagi-Sugeno-Kang fuzzy control into the extension control. Through the simulation and results comparison, it is demonstrated that the extension control could further improve the vehicle ride comfort than the optimal control and the extension control ability can be further promoted through domain game and Takagi-Sugeno-Kang fuzzy control. The analysis of the influence of the extension controller parameter varieties on suspension system performance shows that the error-weighted coefficient and control coefficient have significant effect to the suspension system performance.



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