Multi-Objective Design for Half-Car Active Suspensions


12th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS), Jeju, South Korea, 17 - 21 October 2012, pp.246-251 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Jeju
  • Country: South Korea
  • Page Numbers: pp.246-251
  • Keywords: Active suspension, Half-car model, Tire damping, Mixed H-2/H-infinity synthesis, LMI, Fixed-order optimization
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, multi-objective control of a half-car suspension system is formulated as a mixed H-2/H-infinity synthesis problem and this convex problem is solved using linear matrix inequalities. Then, 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 half-car models.