Adaptive Hybrid Control of Vehicle Semiactive Suspension Based on Road Profile Estimation Academic Article uri icon


  • A new road estimation based suspension hybrid control strategy is proposed. Its aim is to adaptively change control gains to improve both ride comfort and road handling with the constraint of rattle space. To achieve this, analytical expressions for ride comfort, road handling, and rattle space with respect to road input are derived based on the hybrid control, and the problem is transformed into a MOOP (Multiobjective Optimization Problem) and has been solved by NSGA-II (Nondominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm-II). A new road estimation and classification method, which is based on ANFIS (Adaptive Neurofuzzy Inference System) and wavelet transforms, is then presented as a means of detecting the road profile level, and a Kalman filter is designed for observing unknown states. The results of simulations conducted with random road excitation show that the efficiency of the proposed control strategy compares favourably to that of a passive system.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Qin, Y., Dong, M., Langari, R., Gu, L., & Guan, J.

citation count

  • 38

complete list of authors

  • Qin, Yechen||Dong, Mingming||Langari, Reza||Gu, Liang||Guan, Jifu

publication date

  • January 2015