An SIMO Nonlinear System Approach to Analysis and Design of Vehicle Suspensions

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Original languageEnglish
Article number7072517
Pages (from-to)3098-3111
Number of pages14
Journal / PublicationIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Volume20
Issue number6
Online published30 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Vehicle suspension (or vibration control) systems are usually inherently nonlinear and can be modeled as single input multiple output (SIMO) system. In this paper, parametric convergence bounds for Volterra series expansion of nonlinear systems described by a SIMO nonlinear auto-regressive with exogenous inputs model are studied in the frequency domain, which can clearly indicate the parametric range in which a given nonlinear system has a convergent Volterra series expansion, referred to as parametric bound of convergence (PBoC). With the resulting PBoC of characteristic parameters, nonlinear systems with a nonlinear multiobjective performance (MOP) function can then be analyzed in the frequency domain using a nonlinear characteristic output spectrum method based on the Volterra series expansion. To demonstrate the results and method above, a vehicle suspension system, which is taken as a typical SIMO nonlinear system with a MOP function to optimize, is investigated. The results demonstrate a systematic and novel method for nonlinear analysis and design.

Research Area(s)

  • Frequency domain, nonlinear autoregressive with exogenous inputs (NARX) model, parametric convergence bound (PBoC), vehicle suspension systems, Volterra series

Citation Format(s)

An SIMO Nonlinear System Approach to Analysis and Design of Vehicle Suspensions. / Xiao, Zhenlong; Jing, Xingjian.
In: IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 20, No. 6, 7072517, 12.2015, p. 3098-3111.

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