Active suspension design based on linear-matrix inequalities and fixed-order controllers


2011 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2011, Corfu, Greece, 20 - 23 June 2011, pp.748-753 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/med.2011.5983116
  • City: Corfu
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.748-753
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, influence of tire damping on multi-objective control of quarter-car suspensions excited by random road disturbances is studied. The active suspension design problem is first formulated as a mixed H 2/∞ synthesis problem and this convex problem is solved using linear matrix inequalities. Next, the control design problem is re-formulated as a non-convex and non-smooth optimization problem with fixed order controllers and solved by using the recently developed HIFOO toolbox. Parametric studies show that tire damping can seriously impact closed-loop performance of actively controlled quarter-car models. © 2011 IEEE.