Vehicle suspension performance analysis based on full vehicle model for condition monitoring development

Moamar Hamed, Belachew Tesfa, Fengshou Gu, Andrew D. Ball

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Abstract

The objective of this research is to develop a mathematical model using a seven degree-of-freedom full car. The simulation analyses were conducted to predict the response of the vehicle when driven across speed bumps of different shapes and at range of speeds. Three bump sizes were considered in this study including bump 1 (500 mm × 50 mm), bump 2 (500 mm × 70 mm), and bump 3 (500 mm × 100 mm). These were run through the model at speeds of 8, 16, 24 and 32 km/hr. The model was validated using experimental data, which was collected by driving the vehicle across the bump 1 at a speed of 8 km/h. The performance of the suspension in terms of ride comfort, road handling and stability of the vehicle were analysed and presented. The vibration analysis for different speed levels of 8, 16, 24 and 32 km/hr indicated that, the effect of vehicle speeds on the vibration of the vehicle body increases at lower speeds up to a maximum value after which it began to decrease from the optimum point with increasing vehicle speeds. The model has been used for fault detection of under-inflation of vehicle tyre by 35%, and also to predict possible future suspension faults.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery - Proceedings of VETOMAC X, 2014
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages495-505
Number of pages11
Volume23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319099170
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event10th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery - Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sep 201411 Sep 2014
Conference number: 10
http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/our-research/seminars/vetomac-x-2014/ (Link to Conference Details)

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
Volume23
ISSN (Print)22110984
ISSN (Electronic)22110992

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery
Abbreviated titleVETOMAC 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period9/09/1411/09/14
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    Hamed, M., Tesfa, B., Gu, F., & Ball, A. D. (2015). Vehicle suspension performance analysis based on full vehicle model for condition monitoring development. In Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery - Proceedings of VETOMAC X, 2014 (Vol. 23, pp. 495-505). (Mechanisms and Machine Science; Vol. 23). Kluwer Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09918-7_44