Magneto-Rheological Suspension Applications and Experimental Utilization in Heavy Vehicles
This study discusses magneto-rheological suspension and their applications. Control methods of a semi-active
magneto-rheological suspension system for a heavy military vehicle are presented. Two control policies are used: hybrid
control and clipped control. System modelling and testing procedures are described. The two control algorithms are tested in
a quarter vehicle test set-up running on an off-road profile. This profile is formed based on the standard military test courses
and terrains. Control ability and personnel comfort are observed. Displacements, accelerations and their effects on
subsystems are compared and discussed
Index terms - Magneto-Rheological Suspension, Military Vehicle Suspension, Control Algorithms.