Non-linear full-car modeling and sky-hook control for a direct-drive active suspension system

D.T.E.H. Casteren, van, B.L.J. Gysen, J.T.B.A. Kessels, J.J.H. Paulides, P.P.J. Bosch, van den, E.A. Lomonova

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)


At Eindhoven University of Technology an active suspension system has been developed [1]. This system is superior to other active suspension in terms of bandwidth and power consumption. This active suspension system was tested on a quarter car setup and showed improvements of up to 48% in comfort [2]. In order to implement this suspension in a test vehicle with the same improvements, a non-linear full-car model is developed in this paper which is used to simulate and design various controllers. The non-linear model incorporates non-linear damping, bump stops, actuator saturation and actuator friction. To model the friction in the actuator a combination of Coulomb and viscous friction is used. To model the MacPherson suspension strut, two methods are described and compared. Also the implications of using acceleration sensors which are placed in line with the MacPherson strut are discussed. It is shown that the placement of the acceleration sensors limits the control performance during vehicle acceleration and cornering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SAE 2013 World Congress & Exhibition (SAE2013), 16-18 April 2013, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventSAE 2013 World Congress and Exhibition - Detroit, United States
Duration: 16 Apr 201318 Apr 2013


ConferenceSAE 2013 World Congress and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States


Dive into the research topics of 'Non-linear full-car modeling and sky-hook control for a direct-drive active suspension system'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this