Background, Modelling and Problem Statements of Active Suspensions

  • Weichao SunEmail author
  • Huijun Gao
  • Peng Shi
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 204)


In this chapter, the background knowledge of the suspension systems is demonstrated. We mainly introduce three categories of suspension systems: two degree-of-freedom (DOF) quarter-car model, four DOF half-car model, and seven DOF full-vehicle model, whose mathematical models are established. The road excitement model is given in time domain and in the form of spectrum as well. In addition, control objectives of active suspension systems are illustrated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of AstronauticsHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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