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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 178354, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/178354
Research Article

Optimal Vibration Control for Tracked Vehicle Suspension Systems

1School of Computer and Information Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang 455000, China
2School of Mathematics and Statistics, Anyang Normal University, Anyang 455000, China

Received 16 October 2013; Revised 5 December 2013; Accepted 5 December 2013

Academic Editor: Weichao Sun

Copyright © 2013 Yan-Jun Liang and Shi-Liang Wu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Technique of optimal vibration control with exponential decay rate and simulation for vehicle active suspension systems is developed. Mechanical model and dynamic system for a class of tracked vehicle suspension vibration control is established and the corresponding system of state space form is described. In order to prolong the working life of suspension system and improve ride comfort, based on the active suspension vibration control devices and using optimal control approach, an optimal vibration controller with exponential decay rate is designed. Numerical simulations are carried out, and the control effects of the ordinary optimal controller and the proposed controller are compared. Numerical simulation results illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed technique.