Rule-based control of a semi-active suspension for minimal sprung mass acceleration: design and measurement

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In this paper, a rule-based controller is developed for the control of a semi-active suspension to achieve minimal vertical acceleration. The rules are derived from the results obtained with a model predictive controller. It is shown that a rule-based controller can be derived that mimics the results of the model predictive controller and minimises vertical acceleration. Besides this, measurements on a test vehicle show that the developed rule-based controller achieves a real-world
reduction of the vertical acceleration, which is in agreement with the simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-300
JournalVehicle System Dynamics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2016


  • Semi-active suspension
  • comfort optimisation
  • model predictive control
  • testvehicle

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