Modelling and validation of a regenerative shock absorber system

Ruichen Wang, Zhi Chen, Haijun Xu, Karsten Schmidt, Fengshou Gu, Andrew D. Ball

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For effective energy regeneration and vibration dampening, energy regenerative suspension systems have received more studies recently. This paper presents the dynamic modeling and a test system of a regenerative shock absorber system which converts vibration motion into rotary motion through the adjustment of hydraulic flow. Hydraulic circuit configuration achieves the one way flow and energy regeneration during both compression and extension strokes. The dynamic modeling is performed for the evaluation of design concept and the feasibility studies of regenerative shock absorber system theoretically. Based on simulated results, the efficiency of hydraulic transmission is optimized and validated in test system. The results show that the performance of hydraulic fluid, the features of rotary motion and the capability of energy regeneration are verified and compared between dynamic modeling and experiments. Meanwhile, the average power of 118.2W and 201.7W with the total energy conversion of 26.86% and 18.49% can be obtained based on experiments under sinusoidal inputs with 0.07854m/s and 0.1256m/s respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICAC 2014 - Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Automation and Computing: Future Automation, Computing and Manufacturing
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781909522022
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2014
Event20th International Conference on Automation and Computing - Cranfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sep 201413 Sep 2014
Conference number: 20


Conference20th International Conference on Automation and Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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