DOI: 10.1177/09544070231205356 ISSN: 0954-4070

A new energy-feeding variable damping control strategy for electromagnetic hybrid suspension systems

Guohong Wang, Farong Kou, Xinqian Zhang, Jianan Xu, Pengtao Liu
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

Traditional energy-feeding suspensions exhibit a non-adjustable damping characteristic during energy recovery, which can compromise the dynamic performance of the suspension system. To overcome this issue, this paper proposes an energy-feeding variable damping control strategy (EFVD) predicated on an electromagnetic hybrid suspension system. This strategy aims to achieve adjustable damping during energy recovery, reducing energy losses while ensuring optimal suspension performance. Building on a half-vehicle suspension model, we construct a dynamic model of the electromagnetic hybrid suspension. By leveraging an enhanced hybrid-skyhook and ground-hook control algorithm (HSGH), we solve for the target control force. We then design a force distribution controller based on the EFVD strategy, aiming to optimize suspension dynamic performance and energy feeding efficiency. And we conduct a simulation study, measuring power supply efficiency and suspension dynamic performance as key evaluation metrics. The results demonstrate the superiority of the proposed EFVD strategy over conventional passive and active suspension control strategies, highlighting its effectiveness and reliability in maintaining dynamic performance while enhancing energy efficiency. This underscores the potential of the EFVD strategy as a practical solution for future suspension system design and energy management.

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