Semi-active Suspension Control

Improved Vehicle Ride and Road Friendliness

  • Emanuele GuglielminoEmail author
  • Tudor  Sireteanu
  • Charles W.  Stammers
  • Ghita Gheorghe
  • Marius  Giuclea

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pages 1-16
  3. Pages 43-64
  4. Pages 99-163
  5. Pages 219-270
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-294

About this book


Semi-active Suspension Control provides an overview of vehicle ride control employing smart semi-active damping systems (controlled dissipative elements which only require low energy input). These systems are able to tune the amount of damping in response to measured vehicle-ride and handling indicators.

Two physically different dampers (magnetorheological and controlled-friction) are analysed from the perspectives of mechatronics and control. Ride comfort, road holding, road damage and human-body modelling (nonlinear visceral response in particular) are studied.

A multidisciplinary approach is adopted throughout the book. Sound mathematical modelling is balanced by a large and detailed section on experimental implementation, where a variety of automotive applications are described offering a well-rounded view of the application of such systems. The implementation of control algorithms with regard to real-life engineering constraints is emphasised.

The applications described include semi-active suspensions for a saloon car, seat suspensions for vehicles not equipped with a primary suspension, and control of heavy-vehicle dynamic-tyre loads to reduce road damage and improve handling.

Engineers and practitioners working in noise and vibration; automotive engineers working in vehicle design, research and development; biomechanical engineers, physicists and life-scientists interested in human-body responses to vibration; and graduate students in vehicle studies, mechanics of vibration, dynamics and control will find this book of material assistance in their work.


Automotive Engineering Control Control Applications Control Engineering Friction Dampers Magnetorheological Dampers Rhe Ride Semi-active Suspension Smart Suspension Suspension Vehicle Dynamics Vibration friction mechatronics

Authors and affiliations

  • Emanuele Guglielmino
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tudor  Sireteanu
    • 2
  • Charles W.  Stammers
    • 1
  • Ghita Gheorghe
    • 2
  • Marius  Giuclea
    • 3
  1. 1. GenoaItaly
  2. 2.Inst. Solid MechanicsRomanian Academy BucharestBucarestiRomania
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsAcademy of Economic Studies 6BucharestRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-230-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-231-9
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