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A Comprehensive Review of the Techniques on Regenerative Shock Absorber Systems

School of Engineering, RMIT University, Bundoora Campus, East, Corner Plenty Rd and McKimmies Rd, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia
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Energies 2018, 11(5), 1167; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11051167
Received: 28 March 2018 / Revised: 21 April 2018 / Accepted: 3 May 2018 / Published: 7 May 2018
In this paper, the current technologies of the regenerative shock absorber systems have been categorized and evaluated. Three drive modes of the regenerative shock absorber systems, namely the direct drive mode, the indirect drive mode and hybrid drive mode are reviewed for their readiness to be implemented. The damping performances of the three different modes are listed and compared. Electrical circuit and control algorithms have also been evaluated to maximize the power output and to deliver the premium ride comfort and handling performance. Different types of parameterized road excitations have been applied to vehicle suspension systems to investigate the performance of the regenerative shock absorbers. The potential of incorporating nonlinearity into the regenerative shock absorber design analysis is discussed. The research gaps for the comparison of the different drive modes and the nonlinearity analysis of the regenerative shock absorbers are identified and, the corresponding research questions have been proposed for future work. View Full-Text
Keywords: regenerative; shock absorber; drive mode; vehicle dynamics; output power; nonlinearity regenerative; shock absorber; drive mode; vehicle dynamics; output power; nonlinearity
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Zhang, R.; Wang, X.; John, S. A Comprehensive Review of the Techniques on Regenerative Shock Absorber Systems. Energies 2018, 11, 1167.

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