Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Control for Semi-Active Vehicle Suspension with a Magnetorheological Damper and Experimental Validation

Xin Tang, Haiping Du, Shuaishuai Sun, Donghong Ning, Zhiwei Xing, Weihua Li

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Abstract

Much research has gone into developing advanced control algorithms for semi-active suspension. Experimental validation of these control algorithms is critical for their practical applications. This paper investigates a state-observer-based Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy controller (SOTSFC) design for a semi-active quarter-car suspension installed with a magnetorheological (MR) damper and provides proof of the effectiveness of the proposed controller. To conduct the test, a quarter-car test rig and control system hardware were used. Then, a new MR damper was designed and built to fit with the test rig. After that, the SOTSFC for the quarter-car test rig was developed. Finally, several tests were conducted on the quarter-car suspension in order to investigate the real effect of the SOTSFC. It was then compared with the use of a skyhook controller to demonstrate its benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7600353
Pages (from-to)291-300
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Magnetorheological (MR) damper
  • Takagi-Sugeno (TS) fuzzy control
  • semi-active vehicle suspension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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