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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(5), 740; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8050740

A Hydraulic Semi-Active Suspension Based on Road Statistical Properties and Its Road Identification

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School of Automation, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 10 Xitucheng Road Haidian District, Beijing 100876, China
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School of Transportation and Vehicle Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, 12 Zhangzhou Road, Zibo 255049, China
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College of Transportation, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266510, China
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Received: 14 April 2018 / Revised: 23 April 2018 / Accepted: 7 May 2018 / Published: 8 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Mechanical Engineering)
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The existing semi-active suspensions are very expensive and difficult to be popularized. Therefore, the search for the low-cost semi-active suspension has become a hotspot. To reduce the product cost of semi-active suspensions, this study proposed a new hydraulic semi-active suspension system based on road statistical properties and creates an identification method of road conditions. Firstly, the working process of the proposed semi-active suspension was given. Then, the formula for calculating the mean square value of the body acceleration under the running road condition was derived. Based on the formula, the road identification method was created. Finally, the road test was carried out using a test vehicle. The identified road PSD (power spectral density) values are all consistent with the real values. The test results show that the road identification method can effectively perceive the actual road grades. The identification interval with 20 s can meet the requirements of practical applications. The slight fluctuation of the running speed v has little effect on the identification results because of the statistical characteristics of road conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: controllable hydraulic damper; road statistical properties; current damping ratio; road condition identification; road test controllable hydraulic damper; road statistical properties; current damping ratio; road condition identification; road test
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Zhao, L.; Yu, Y.; Zhou, C.; Wang, S.; Yang, F.; Wang, S. A Hydraulic Semi-Active Suspension Based on Road Statistical Properties and Its Road Identification. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 740.

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