An Innovative Two-Layer Multiple-DOF Seat Suspension for Vehicle Whole Body Vibration Control

Donghong Ning, Haiping Du, Shuaishuai Sun, Weihua Li, Bangji Zhang

研究成果: Article査読

17 被引用数 (Scopus)


This paper proposes an innovative two-layer multiple-degree-of-freedom (multiple-DOF) seat suspension for reducing the whole body vibration (WBV) of heavy-duty vehicle drivers. This seat suspension is composed of a bottom-layer suspension for vertical vibration control and a top-layer suspension with two independently controlled rotational DOFs. The proposed seat suspension can control the vibration of the driver's body in five DOFs except the yaw vibration, which has least effect on humans, with only three actuators; though the five DOFs cannot be fully reduced by the three actuators, all of their magnitudes can be decreased. Another advantage of a two-layer structure is that the vertical vibration reduction can be decoupled from controlling the lateral trunk bending and forward flexion of the driver's body, because the fact that the most sensitive frequency contents of the vertical vibration to human are much higher than the frequency content of other four DOFs vibrations. The top-layer suspension is tested then its rotational stiffness and friction are identified. A decoupled model is derived and used in order to design a controller for the top-layer suspension. Experiments are implemented where the random roll and pitch vibration with random vertical vibration are exerted on the seat suspension base, respectively. The results indicate that the interaction of the top-layer and the bottom-layer is small; with the proposed multiple-DOF seat suspension, the WBV in five DOFs can be reduced simultaneously.

ジャーナルIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
出版ステータスPublished - 2018 8月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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