Simulation Aspects of a Full-Car ATV Model Semi-Active Suspension


This paper is concerned with the design, modeling, and simulation and testing procedure of All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) fitted with SAS, which is used in BAJA SAEINDIA standards. Using CATIA V5, the model is created, which is fulfilling the guidelines of BAJA SAEINDIA rules. ATV is having the two different pairs of quarter car models of suspensions where dampers filled with MR Fluid (SAS) in front and rear wheels. In front SLA wishbone and rear McPherson Strut are fixed. The physical representation of the ATV is converted into the mathematical modeling and it is imported in MATLAB SIMULINK software and analyzed for ATV’s performance. The ATV is analyzed for its vertical, pitch and roll motions which include total number of 7 Degrees of Freedom. The road excitation modeling also incorporated with the equations. This paper, elaborates the approaching of simulation method only. The virtual model of ATV has involving greater significance of reducing the cost involved in real time testing as well as the results are replica of experimental results.

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K. Kamalakkannan, A. Elayaperumal and S. Managlaramam, "Simulation Aspects of a Full-Car ATV Model Semi-Active Suspension," Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 7, 2012, pp. 384-389. doi: 10.4236/eng.2012.47050.

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