Adaptive control for active suspensions

Andrew G Alleyne, J. Karl Hedrick

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This paper uses nonlinear control theory for the control of an electro-hydraulic active suspension. A 'sliding' controller is developed, combined with a parameter adaptation law, and implemented on a quarter car active suspension. Stability and robustness issues, as well as parameter convergence criterion will be discussed. The resulting performance is compared with that of a passive quarter car suspension. Simulation and experimental results at the natural frequency of the car body, 1 Hz, show that the controlled suspension performs better than the passive suspension in improving the ride quality of the quarter car system and parameter adaptation increases performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Automotive Technologies
EditorsJeffery L. Stein
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0791810461
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1993Dec 3 1993


OtherProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering


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