Automotive Suspension System Analysis and Design

Automotive Suspension System Analysis and Design

Mexico / United Kingdom

Project Overview

Increased competition on the automotive market has forced companies to research into alternative strategies to classical passive suspension systems. In order to improve handling and comfort performance, instead of a conventional static spring and damper system, semi-active and active systems are being developed. An active suspension system possesses the ability to reduce acceleration of sprung mass continuously as well as to minimise suspension deflection, which results in improvement of tyre grip with the road surface, thus, brake, traction control and vehicle maneuverability can be considerably improved.

OIL Outcomes

The knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:

– control engineering;
– vehicle dynamics;
– software development

OIL Activities

  • Students will design mathematical models of a car suspension system and will do the analysis of the performance of the system. Additionally, students will design control algorithms for an automotive active suspension system.
  • Students will develop practical skills in areas related to control engineering and software design.

Type of interaction: Critical reflection

OIL Output