TRANSPORT TECHNICS. INVESTIGATION OF ELEMENTS. RELIABILITY
VIBRATION CHARACTERISTICS OF QUARTER CAR SEMI-ACTIVE SUSPENSION MODEL – NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS AND INDOOR TESTING
- 1 Faculty of Transport, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
This paper describes the results of numerical simulations and laboratory experiments of quarter car semi-active suspension model. Elastic characteristic of the coil spring and damping characteristics of the shock absorber in various operating modes are determinate. The amplitude-frequency characteristics and transfer function of the system with various damping coefficient are obtained. The results can be used to design semi-active suspension control strategy for improving ride comfort and road holding of ground vehicles.