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dc.contributor.authorGoncalves, Fernando D.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:43:24Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:43:24Zen
dc.date.issued2001-08-07en
dc.identifier.otheretd-08142001-105010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34521en
dc.description.abstractThis experimental study evaluates the dynamic response of five semi-active control policies as tested on a single suspension quarter-car system. Incorporating a magneto-rheological damper, the full-scale 2DOF quarter-car system was used to evaluate skyhook, groundhook, and hybrid control. Two alternative skyhook policies were also considered, namely displacement skyhook and relative displacement skyhook. As well as exploring the relative benefits of each of these controllers, the performance of each semi-active controller was compared to the performance of conventional passive damping. Each control policy is evaluated for its control performance under three different base excitations: chirp, step, and pure tone. Corresponding to the chirp input, transmissibilities and auto spectrums are considered for each control policy. Specifically, transmissibilities between the sprung mass displacement and the unsprung mass displacement are generated relative to the input displacement. Further, the ratio between the relative displacement across the damper and the input displacement is evaluated for each control technique. The chirp input also reveals the results of the auto spectrums of the sprung and unsprung mass accelerations. Both the step input and the pure tone input were used to generate time domain values of RMS and peak-to-peak displacements and accelerations. This study shows that semi-active control offers benefits beyond those of conventional passive damping. Further, traditional skyhook control is shown to outperform the less conventional alternative skyhook policies.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartFinal_Thesis.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectsuspensionsen
dc.subjectvehicle dynamicsen
dc.subjectexperimentalen
dc.subjectgroundhooken
dc.subjectmagneto-rheologicalen
dc.subjectsemi-activeen
dc.subjectskyhooken
dc.titleDynamic Analysis of Semi-Active Control Techniques for Vehicle Applicationsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairAhmadian, Mehdien
dc.contributor.committeememberInman, Daniel J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRobertshaw, Harry H.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08142001-105010/en
dc.date.sdate2001-08-14en
dc.date.rdate2002-08-14en
dc.date.adate2001-08-14en


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