Active roll control is known to offer substantial improvements in ride and handling performance over the most sophisticated passive suspension systems. However although many different active suspension systems have been discussed and analysed through simulation little information regarding experimental performance data from a prototype active roll control system has been published. This study focuses on the design, development, commissioning and experimental evaluation of a roll control suspension based on active anti-roll bar actuation. In tests, the prototype vehicle demonstrated excellent steady state and dynamic roll cancellation within the lateral acceleration range of 0.5g. Subjective assessments of the system confirmed the benefits of a level ride together with the added benefit accrued from the elimination of roll dynamics.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Automotive Engineering
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Mechanical Engineering