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Urban bus driver ride and road-friendliness. Part II: subjective suspension damping tuning and objective optimization

Cao, Dongpu and Rakheja, Subhash and Wang, Zhanqi (2011) Urban bus driver ride and road-friendliness. Part II: subjective suspension damping tuning and objective optimization. International journal of vehicle design, 57 (4). pp. 333-358. ISSN 0143-3369

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Abstract

Three-dimensional ride dynamic model of an urban bus, developed in first part of the study, is applied to determine desirable suspension damping through subjective tuning and objective parametric optimisation under a wide range of operating conditions, including vehicle speed, load, road roughness and tyre inflation pressure. While the subjective method relies on the motion perception of the experimenter, the objective approach is limited to performance measures considered in the optimisation problem. The results suggest that both the objective and subjective methods could yield enhanced driver ride and dynamic tyre loads over the most probable ranges of operating conditions when compared with the baseline dampers. The ride responses of the candidate bus equipped with subjectively tuned dampers were subsequently measured, which further demonstrated applicability of the model for suspension damping tuning for enhancing both the driver- and road-friendliness.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International journal of vehicle design
Uncontrolled Keywords: suspension damping; damping asymmetry; sensitivity analysis; objective optimal damping; subjective damping tuning; dynamic modelling; performance evaluation; urban bus ride; urban buses; vehicle vibration; full-vehicle modelling; model validation; ride dynamics; road friendliness; operating parameters; suspension components; vehicle suspension; tyres; ride comfort; vehicle speed; tyre inflation pressure; vehicle load; road roughness; urban infrastructure; vehicle structure; vehicle safety; driver safety; roads; vehicle design.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 50058
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 29 Sep 2011 15:20
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 05:21
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50058

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