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Magnetorheological Semi-Active Anti-Roll Bar for Automobiles
ISSN: 1946-4614, e-ISSN: 1946-4622
Published March 11, 2020 by SAE International in United States
Citation: Tang, C., Bai, X., and Xu, S., "Magnetorheological Semi-Active Anti-Roll Bar for Automobiles," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Electron. Electr. Syst. 12(2):79-100, 2020, https://doi.org/10.4271/07-12-02-0007.
Aiming at improving safety (anti-roll performance) with consideration of ride comfort of vehicles during cornering and over road irregularities, magnetorheological (MR) fluid-based semi-active anti-roll bar is investigated in this article. The vehicle roll model with both roll stiffness and roll damping of the vehicle body influenced by the MR anti-roll bar is established to analyze the impact of the torsional stiffness and torsional damping. Combining with the Pareto front of the lateral load transfer ratio (LTR) of the front axle, the optimal roll stiffness and roll damping of a vehicle are determined, and correspondingly the torsional stiffness and torsional damping of the anti-roll bar are determined. And then the mathematical model and multibody dynamic model of the anti-roll bar are established, and the simulation of the MR semi-active anti-roll bar model is carried out via MATLAB/Simscape Multibody. CarSim vehicle model equipped with the MR anti-roll bar is built and a fuzzy controller is designed according to the roll angle and roll rate. Co-simulation based on CarSim and MATLAB/Simulink is conducted to analyze the impact of MR anti-roll bar on vehicle roll performance.