1st Edition

Vibration Control of Vehicle Suspension Systems

By Haiping Du, Panshuo Li, Donghong Ning Copyright 2024
    322 Pages 107 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book covers complex issues for a vehicle suspension model, including non-linearities and uncertainties in a suspension model, network-induced time delays, and sampled-data model from a theoretical point of view. It includes control design methods such as neural network supervisory, sliding mode variable structure, optimal control, internal-model principle, feedback linearization control, input-to-state stabilization, and so on. Every control method is applied to the simulation for comparison and verification.


    • Includes theoretical derivation, proof, and simulation verification combined with suspension models
    • Provides the vibration control strategies for sampled-data suspension models
    • Focuses on the suspensions with time-delays instead of delay-free
    • Covers all the models related to quarter-, half-, and full-vehicle suspensions
    • Details rigorous mathematical derivation process for each theorem supported by MATLAB┬«-based simulation

    This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in automotive engineering, vehicle vibration, mechatronics, control systems, applied mechanics, and vehicle dynamics.

    Chapter 1 Introduction
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Vehicle Suspension System

    Chapter 2 Active Suspension Control
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Robust Control
    2.3 Control with Time Delay
    2.4 Preview Control
    2.5 Parameter-dependent/LPV Control
    2.6 Motion Mode Control

    Chapter 3 Semi-active Suspension Control
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Varying Damping
    3.3 Varying Inerter
    3.4 Varying Equivalent Stiffness and Inerter
    3.5 Conclusion

    Chapter 4 Integrated Suspension Control
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Integrated with Lateral Dynamics
    4.3 Integrated with Seat Suspension and Driver Model and Cabin Model

    Chapter 5 Interconnected Suspension Control
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Motion Mode Control Strategy
    5.3 Electromagnetically Interconnected Control

    Chapter 6 Suspension Control for In-Wheel Motor Driven Electric Vehicle
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 In-Wheel Motor System Modelling
    6.3 Parameter Optimization of Suspension and DVA
    6.4 Output Feedback Controller Design
    6.5 Simulation Results
    6.6 Conclusions


    Haiping Du received a PhD from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2002. He is a Senior Professor at the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia. He was a research fellow with the University of Technology, Sydney, from 2005 to 2009, and was a postdoctoral research associate with Imperial College London from 2004 to 2005 and the University of Hong Kong from 2002 to 2003. He is a subject editor of various journals. His research interests include vibration control, vehicle dynamics and control systems, robust control theory and engineering applications, electric vehicles, robotics and automation, and smart materials and structures. He is a recipient of the Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship (2012).

    Panshuo Li received her B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Donghua University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2009 and 2012, respectively. She obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2016. She was a research associate with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and the School of Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She is currently a Full Professor with the School of Automation, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, and in the editorial board of Proc. IMechE Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering. Her current research interests include switched systems, time-varying systems, and intelligent vehicle control.

    Donghong Ning received a B.E. in Agricultural Mechanization and Automation from the College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, North West Agriculture and Forestry University, Yangling, China, in 2012 and a PhD in 2018 from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He was an associated research fellow at the University of Wollongong. He is currently a Professor at the College of Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China. His research interests include active and semi-active vibration control, multiple degrees of freedom vibration control, interconnected suspension, electromagnetic suspension, and marine motion compensation.